Whether you're a professional mixologist or just someone who wants more than cheap wine and six-packs at their parties, Playboy: Bartender's Guide is the ultimate handbook for an-evening of 'spiritual' indulqence. This is the book that really has thought of everything you could possibly need to know about alcohol what types exist, how to present them, the right drink for the situation and more than a few alternatives. The guide takes you right through the preparation and serving of cocktails, from the right cocktail equipment to glasses, garnishes, ice, measurements and even the right-canapes to enhance your drink and that's before you get to over 1400 cocktail recloes, organised by base spirit so you can select the right group for your particular tastes with ease. Chapters on the history, types and serving of wine been and sake are interspersed with the recipes to ensure that your bar and wine cellar contains as much as your cocktail menu. For the hardcore 'playboys', the drinks are also grouped by 'serving suggestion' drinks to take on picnics, to serve on board your cruise ship and on the ski slopes.So dive into an Alabama Splash by the pool, and go right through to the Yellow Parrot and the Zaza on your jungle cruise, with this fabulous array of drinks to sult every possible palate.