Wednesday, July 13, 2011

DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks

Black Rose, Blood Orange Tequila & Soda, Kentucky Apple Sour: the newest trend in cocktails is creating your own! Now, the editors of have concocted the only guide that teaches you to create your own infallible thirst-quenchers. Using a simple system of basic ratios, you will learn to:
  • Mix new flavor combinations for the perfect new blend using the Flavor Profile Chart as a guide
  • Master advanced mixology techniques from infusing liquors at home to creating custom-flavored syrups
  • Serve the perfect drink every time, whether it kicks off a rowdy party or winds down a romantic evening!
With only nine ratios to master, you'll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails. All you need is a good thirst, an active imagination--and this guide!

About the Author

Marcia Simmons is a contributing editor at She focuses on creating original cocktails and homemade cocktail ingredients that satisfy the growing desire for gourmet cocktail recipes online.
Jonas Halpren is Publisher of He started to share his passion for creative drinks, knowledge of bartending, creative alternatives to boring cocktails, and to demystify the intimidating cocktail world for regular folks.


I am not one to usually mix drinks at home but I always wanted to. Anyways, after reading it I felt confident enough to make a drink. My first drink I made was the Chocolate Cream Martini. I wish I would have been able to take a photo. It looked so good and it was super yummy.  Don't just take my word for it, try it out.

Chocolate Cream Martini

1 part vodka
1 part chocolate liqueur
2 parts half and half or light cream

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 30 seconds.Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Also here is an other yummy drink Watermelon-Cucumber Refresher.

This book is very good for beginners (like me) because it was very informative but I am sure that everyone who loves cocktails will love this book. It tells you what a "part" is and all that. I highly recommend this to everyone who want to make some entertaining.

You can purchase this book at all major bookstores online and in your area.

I give this 5 out of 5

* I have received a free copy of this book for my honest review.*

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review! Glad you are enjoying the book & the cocktails!