Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to sample some of the best of the best mixers and of those, the name Fever-Tree consistently appears at the top of the list. Whether it’s ginger ale, ginger beer, lemon mixers, club soda, or just plain tonic water, the outcome is always an enjoyable one and improves whatever cocktail is on the day’s menu.
Thankfully Mitchell Beazley’s 200+ page book, with over 150 cocktail recipes, lives up to the reputation Fever-Tree has established. The book starts off with an explanation of all the tools, techniques, and tips necessary for success and presents a whole section on how to make a tried and true G&T, along with numerous variations for those who like to stray from the no-frills minimalism of the classic recipe. Along the way, there are recipes for spritzes and sodas, mules and mojitos, highballs and oddballs, and even a section dedicated to the trend of low to no-alcohol cocktails which are shockingly just as tasty as those mixed with spirits.
There’s plenty of enjoyment to be found in these pages for all levels, and I caught myself lingering and admiring the beautiful photography and paper quality more than once when I should have been mixing drinks or writing this review. After working my way through various recipes and trials, I highly endorse the Spiced Clementine G&T made with Opihr gin.
A- / $16 / [BUY IT NOW FROM AMAZON]