Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Giveaway: See, Mix, Drink, a cocktail info-graphic book

Are you ready for some swanky cocktail parties this holiday season? Perhaps this long-lasting economic downturn has you wishing you were in the 50's with those nightly drinks as soon as hubby walks through the door. You don't have to know a thing about drinking or mixing drinks with See, Mix, Drink.

It's all quite visual with the info-graphics. Hardly any reading required. Just take a look through the book with the OpenBook widget below to see for yourself.

If you're visual like me, you'll love how this book is organized. It's all color-coded and full of graphics and photos. It's like a visual tutorial on every page, isn't it?

This is just great for beginners who have no idea how to mix a drink, or for more advanced home bartenders who love to mix, but don't have the myriad of cocktail recipes memorized like the professionals do. There's also lots of information and details for those of us who love to learn.

James Bond fans may already know that a Vesper is named after the beautiful female agent Vesper Lynd. The author tells us it was first served to Ian Fleming at the Dukes Hotel in London prior to writing Casino Royale. History buffs might appreciate a Black Velvet was created when England and Queen Victoria were mourning Prince Albert in 1891. The bartender at the Brooks Club thought Champagne was too celebratory so he added stout.

Brian D. Murphy says his book which focuses on the 100 most requested cocktails "empowers readers to become instant cocktail-making experts."

The recovering investment banker includes the Bellini, the Golden Cadillac, the Greyhound and a Moscow Mule to take us to Boston, the Bronx, Acapulco, an Alabama Slammer, a Singapore Sling, and even Paradise itself. The cast of characters gets colorful with Bloody Mary, the Pink Lady, Harvey Wallbanger, Tom Collins, Freddie Fudpucker, Black Russians, White Russians, the Godmother, the Godfather and Jack Rose as they watch the Blue Lagoon for a Tequila Sunrise and a Tequila Sunset. I think some of them might be in the mood for some Sex on the Beach!

It will be a Dark & Stormy night for a Fog Cutter. The Corpse Reviver used Black Magic to bring back Zombies and Mudslides during this Hurricane so we'll need a Hot Toddy before we can rejoin the New Yorker in his Tuxedo and drive from Manhattan in his Ferrari for a Metropolitan Martini and a French Martini at the Waldorf. We'll need lots of Painkillers and Mimosas in the morning, but in the meantime it's Mai Tai!

You too can have this great party enhancing book ... for FREE! There will be two winners of See, Mix, Drink thanks to the generosity of Hachette Book Group. They will mail one copy directly to your street address in the USA or Canada. "Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title in the mail."
Title: See, Mix, Drink
Author: Brian D. Murphy
Publisher: Little, Brown, and company, a division of Hachette Book Group
Category: COOKING
Publish Date: 10/19/2011
Price: $14.99/$16.50
ISBN: 9780316176712
Pages: 232
Size: 6" x 9"

To enter use the new Rafflecopter Widget below, and don't miss my other giveaway for the My Memories Digital Scrapbook Software. Good Luck!

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  1. I am ready to swanky cocktail parties on this holiday season. This book contain all the information regarding the mix, drink, and all other things that's why we doesn't have to worry about this.

  2. Hi Joy
    My blogs are back up. I am not however. We have been without power for eight days.Hope to be linked back up with you by next Thursday.

  3. Hi Russ. I was hoping the three of you were OK. It is so unusual for you not to be blogging. You were all missed. Watch out for those trees. ;-) Hope to "see" you soon. Take good care. Joy.

  4. I found this giveaway on bloggiveaways.blogspot.com, and I love a good Manhattan!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  5. follow on GFC, found on contestgirl.com, loves b52's

  6. I follow via GFC. I found this giveaway via "blog giveaways" blog. I love "white gummy bears" Yum!

  7. Found this on blog giveaways blog. To be honest, I don't drink, but I love to MAKE drinks and entertain! :)

  8. I follow via GFC , I found out about this giveaway on contest girl and my fav. cocktail is long island iced tea

  9. I follow via GFC.
    I found your giveaway on Friday Rafflecopter Blog Giveaway Linky.
    I love different kinds of martinis ... appletini, chocolatetini, I love to try them all.

    If you get a chance, check out my giveaway at
    http://katsdailyinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/11/zaycon-foods-giveaway.html#more Thanks

  10. I think I am following your blog publically with Google Friends Connect. The only link I could find on you site was to "Follow Joy of Deserts", and I am following.

    I am a regular visitor to your site. I was referred by another blogger, but I am not sure which one.

    My favourite cocktail is a Tom Collins.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. This would be an awesome Christmas present for our Son who is studying to be a chef and bartender. ~Pauline


  11. Im a follower via GFC

    I love a good marg!

    found the givaway on a giveaway link up :)

    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

  12. I follow as Renee G on GFC.
    I love a blended lemon-lime margarita.
    found the giveaway on the book linky at Frugality is Free.
    rsgrandinetti (at) yahoo (dot)com

  13. I follow with GFC and found the giveaway through Frugality is Free.

    I just love cosmos - as long as they're done right!

  14. I follow you with GFC. april

    I found you on Blog Giveaways.

    Whiskey sours!

    Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your blog!


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