‘Tis the season to be well and truly merry. Sure, buying cocktails is easy as (mince) pie but what about making them at home? Short of mixing everything in a bowl and calling it ‘punch’, most of us aren’t pro mixologists. That’s why you need Dan Jones’ new cocktail bible ‘The Mixer’s Manual’. This is a one-stop shop for all your drinking needs – from the best glasses and tools to all the spirits, techniques and recipes you’ll ever need, think of it as an investment for your social life. And the illustrations are rather lovely too. Buy it for a booze-loving pal or treat yourself and make 2015 the year of classy homemade cocktails.
‘The Mixer’s Manual’ is published by Hardie Grant and costs £9.99. Find out more at hardiegrant.co.uk.