Simon Difford has a huge and loyal international following in professional bartending circles thanks to Diffords Encyclopedia of Cocktails and his website. For anyone overwhelmed by the more than 3,000 recipes -- and all the ingredients necessary to create them -- in his master-book, Cocktails Made Easy is the perfect guide to making cocktails more easily.
These 500 cocktails require only 14 key ingredients, including commonly available spirits and liqueurs, some everyday items from the refrigerator and kitchen, plus a few simple tools.
Each recipe has an easy step-by-step pictorial guide to its creation with a color photograph of the assembled drink in its assigned glass. In addition to providing ingredient measures, garnish, variations and fascinating information on the cocktail's origin, Difford rates each drink on a scale of one to five.
This specially chosen collection of cocktail recipes will please the most discerning drinker and home mixologist in search of old and new favorites.
Simon Difford is a drinks industry celebrity and tours the United States every year. His experience includes running his own bar, founding his own import company and establishing brands. He is a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award-winning writer and lives in London, England.