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Summer Cocktails

Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More

Maria del Mar Sacasa, Tara Striano (Photographs by)


List Price: 22.95*
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One hundred seasonal recipes for punches and pitchers, frosty drinks, classics and throwbacks, and more. 

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, cooking over a grill, or relaxing in the hammock, you need a great drink. And with Summer Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano will help you discover your favorite fair-weather friends, from Peachy Keen Punch to Ginger-Lemongrass Piña Colada. Craft your beverages from the bottom up with underpinnings straight from your summer garden, including Strawberry-Rosemary Shrub, Rhubarb Syrup, or Tomatillo and Coriander Tequila. Plus, round out the perfect party with savory snacks to match your cool drinks. Cheers!

Praise For Summer Cocktails: Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More

“With clear instructions and bright color photographs it’s easy to make a Pulparindo or a Pimm’s your new summer staple, while handy guides to tools and prep techniques round out this essential primer.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Much more than a collection of recipes, this is an innovative how-to meant to inspire as well as instruct.”—Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

Quirk Books, 9781594747854, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

About the Author

A graduate of the International Culinary Center, María Del Mar Sacasa is a writer, food stylist, and recipe developer who has worked for VogueLucky, and Cook’s Country. Her styling work has appeared in numerous print publications, TV commercials, product packaging, and cookbooks. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles. Tara Striano is a native New Yorker and graduate of NYU. Her photography has been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, OThe Oprah MagazineGarnet Hill, and Elle Décor. Together, María del Mar and Tara share recipes, photos, and stories from their lives behind the scenes of the food industry on their blog, Cookin’ & Shootin’ (