The Ultimate Cocktail Book is the only reference you will ever need when planning a cocktail party, having friends around, or when you're just in the mood for an exotic drink. Containing over 200 cocktail recipes and 120 colour photographs, this book is a comprehensive guide to everything from classic cocktails, such as the Harvey Wallbanger, to more unusual drinks such as Havana Beach and Juliana Blue. There is also a chapter on non-alcoholic cocktails including Cranberry Crush and Iced Mint Tea, making this book the perfect addition to any home bar. There is an extensive introduction that includes a history of cocktails, a guide to glasses, measurements and bar equipment and hints and tips on preparing cocktails, as well as some historical facts about the origins and names of cocktails. With interesting facts and information about cocktails appearing throughout the book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book is both an indispensable recipe book and a comprehensive guide to the history and myths surrounding the preparation and drinking of cocktails.