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Bartending Basics: More Than 400 Classic and Contemporary Cocktails for Any Occasion

Cheryl Charming


For centuries, tending bar--whether for friends or professionally--has held a fascination for many. Whatever your plans, Bartending Basics will allow you to instantly master more than 400 cocktails, including classics such as Margaritas, Martinis, Vodka Gimlets, Mai-Tais, and Mojitos. In a spirited blend of stunning color photos and engaging text, this guide takes a step-by-step, picture-driven approach that focuses on the basics, while offering plenty more to those who set their bar high. With each turn of the page, you'll discover how a simple cocktail, combined with imagination and a knack for which flavors mix well, can be twisted into unlimited possibilities.

Inside you'll find 400 recipes & 372 full-color photos covering:

  • Bar gear
  • Glassware
  • Martinis
  • Margaritas
  • Tropical drinks
  • Vintage & modern cocktails
    Shots & shooters
  • Holiday drinks
  • Sangrias

Book Details

  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: Sep 3rd, 2024
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781493086894
  • Categories: Beverages - Alcoholic - Bartending & CocktailsBeverages - Alcoholic- GeneralGeneral

About the Author

Cheryl Charming is one of America's leading mixologists and top cocktail celebrities. While skilled and knowledgeable in the classics, her passion lies on injecting a sense of creative fun and lightheartedness to all spectrums of the cocktail culture. Her colleagues and fans have dubbed her the "Martha Stewart" of the modern cocktail culture.

Cheryl is the author of nine related books. For twenty-eight years she tended bar around America, with the bulk of her experience being on a cruise ship in the Caribbean and at Walt Disney World. Cheryl also writes cocktail related articles, works as a cocktail consultant, and hosts national cocktail events. She is a member of The Bartenders Guild ( and The Museum of the American Cocktail. She has maintained her extremely popular website since 1998.

Susan Bourgoin is a photographer whose work has appeared in culinary magazines such as Wine News and Bon Appetit. She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Visit her online at

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