MMango and I had the chance to check out a copy of Brian D. Murphy’s new book See Mix Drink — an at-home cocktail guide pretty much necessary for any and every home (or maybe not?) entertaining situation.
Excited to receive our copies, MMango and I IM’d each other every day wondering who would receive their copy first. Yes, we’re 25 and yes, we’re super competitive. Get over it. Needless to say, MMango received his copy first. I was disappointed to say the least, but then I actually got my book and my disappointment faded reaaaaaal quick.
I could go on and on about how this is the perfect book for aspiring mixologists and booze enthusiasts alike because it’s an easy-to-follow, visual recipe book for every major cocktail you could possibly fathom making and/or drinking.
I could also go on about its made-for-dummies organization and color coordination.
I could also hype up the fact that the book is sprinkled with cocktail tidbits, so you can say things like “Did you know the Zombie was introduced in 1939 at the World’s Fair?” or “Did you know an estimated 120,000 Mint Juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the Kentucky Oakes and Kentucky Derby races?” while you’re serving beverages.
But I won’t.
Cause all that matters is that you can see it for yourself thanks to the kind folks at GQ who pulled together an interactive version.
But in all seriousness, if you’re legit about pre-gaming and fixing up cocktails while you’re at home, you should probably get this book. It’s super easy to follow, so when you’re a few too many drinks deep, you don’t even have to read a long and complicated recipe to continue to get your drink on; the icon-graphics will serve as a guide…even if you are seeing double.
See Mix Drink is available for $10.19 on Amazon.com or $14.99 in stores. Now go get your drink on!