By Clair McLafferty
Photographer Abraham Rowe
Romantic Cocktails is a bewitching collection of over 100 classic and craft cocktail recipes, perfect for winning hearts—and mending broken ones, too!
Inside the plush red foil cover of Romantic Cocktails you will find the secret to mixing up more than 100 cocktails for couples, crushes, and star-crossed lovers. Chapters include Vintage Romance (classic cocktails from the good old days); Pretty Drinks (visually stunning, gem-colored concoctions); Love Potions (cocktails packed with aphrodisiacs); Zero-Proof Cocktails (booze-free elixirs); Drinks for Two (what’s more romantic than sharing a glass); Modern Craft Cocktails (exclusive drink recipes contributed by craft bartenders from San Francisco to Hong Kong); and a bonus chapter on Irresistible Bar Snacks, From-Scratch Ingredients, & Garnishes (cheese boards, chocolate-dipped everything, spirit infusions, and more). The drinks are as fun and charming as they are intoxicating, with names including:
The Afternoon Delight, a little sweet, a little naughty
Boozy Milkshake for Two, two straws please
Between the Sheets, a romantic variation on the classic Sidecar cocktail
The Vesper Martini, synonymous with sophistication
The Goodnight Kiss, the perfect nightcap for a night you don’t want to end
Simple step-by-step instructions and gorgeous full-color photographs make every drink recipe easy and truly swoon-worthy. Author and bartender Clair McLafferty offers insider tips and tricks for everything from sizing up recipes for a party to fixing a drink that didn’t turn out quite right. Sidebars show how to master details like floating flowers, muddling herbs, and garnishing drinks with amazing bitters art. And throughout the book, readers will find drinks-relatedromantic quotations and toasts from the likes of Shakespeare, Louisa May Alcott, and James Baldwin. Whether you are looking for a romantic gift or a reliably excellent cocktail book for your home bar, Romantic Cocktails will knock your socks off!