In the temperamental foodie world we live in, few things can withstand the trends like the martini! According to the spirited author of Make Mine a Martini, cocktail parties are enjoying a splashy resurgence in the 21st century. The perfect party host, Kay Plunkett-Hogge has provided a most entertaining and informative guide for readers seeking to host their own cocktail parties, mix their own favorite drinks, and prepare easy but delicious appetizers to impress their friends and family. Make Mine a Martini, filled with 130 recipes for fabulous cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, offers great advice for first-time hosts as well as brilliant innovations for experienced party-throwers looking to jazz up their saucy soirees.
-90 step-by-step cocktail recipes with lots of American and international flair
-Secrets to perfecting the classics, from flawless gimlets and Gibsons to newfangled Manhattans and Bloody Marys
-40 recipes for quick and easy appetizers that are fun to make, elegant to serve, and delicious to eat
-Practical guidance for setting up the home bar, essential tools and mixers, and party planning
-Non-alcoholic options for the unindulging types