Brain Candy Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    The Powell's Playlist | September 25, 2015

    Caitlin Doughty: IMG Caitlin Doughty's Playlist for Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    The soundtrack perfectly suited to facing your own mortality. ("My Way," "Wind beneath My Wings," and other popular funeral songs need not apply.)... Continue »
    1. $11.17 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Cooking and Food- Bartending and Liquor

The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks


The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Two hundred tantalizing drink recipes made more delectable by witty commentary and fanciful illustrations.

To the uninitiated, a drink is just a drink. But connoisseurs know that what you sip is a statement and knowing one's poison is essential to making the right one. With style and sophistication, The Cocktail acquaints readers with the various personalities at the bar: gin bats its eyes behind a bookworm's glasses, whiskey scowls at passersby from the curb, and rum does a tipsy salsa with the bartender.

Featuring 200 concoctions with character, The Cocktail also shows readers the savoir faire of pairing drinks with occasions- mixing up a Rum Runner for an afternoon spent in bare feet and hammocks, or shaking up a 42 Flying Mules for a supercharged late night of raw emotion.

From Manhattans to Mojitos, Tibetan Mules to Southern Shags, The Cocktail covers drinks the world over from classics to trendy eyebrow-raisers. This charming book is divided into nine sections according to liquor-each introduced with a whimsically written profile:

- Champagne: The flirty, giddy staple, tottering around on heels, but not without substance and body- champagne is the leggy blonde who also boasts a degree in neuroscience.

- Gin: If gin had a wardrobe, it would be full of pleated skirts and ruffled shirts, lots of tweed and brooches.

- Tequila: Pin a red rose in your hair and dust on some bronzer-time to be saucy and brazen because, after all, the tequila made you do it. . . .

- Vodka: As racy as a Bond girl, as alluring as a fifties Hollywood starlet, and as compelling as a KGB agent dabbling in a little Russian roulette.

Throughout, Kat Macleod's collages personify cocktails as alluring women with devil-may-care airs-you'll want to cozy up to the bar with all of them. Both mischievous and elegant, this is a book to lift anyone's spirits.


Two hundred tantalizing drink recipes are made more delectable by witty commentary and fanciful illustrations.

About the Author

Jane Rocca writes for the Sydney Morning Herald, West Australian, HQ, and Harper's Bazaar, among others.

Kat Macleod is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for fashion and publication projects.

Product Details

Rocca, Jane
MacLeod, Kat
Beverages - Bartending
Cooking and Food-Bartending and Liquor
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
6.84x5.74x.76 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. I Am America (and So Can You!)
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. The Best American Nonrequired... Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
Cooking and Food » Special Occasions » Entertaining

The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$2.95 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Jeremy P. Tarcher - English 9781585425365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Two hundred tantalizing drink recipes are made more delectable by witty commentary and fanciful illustrations.

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at