‘Mocktails, Cordials, Infusions, Syrups and More’

cookbook-mocktails-cordials-infusions-syrups-moreMocktails, Cordials, Infusions, Syrups & More. ($19.95) Whether you are cutting out or cutting down on your alcohol intake, or you’re just not a fan, you may have found that “virgin” drinks are sad, bland mockeries of their alcoholic counterparts. If this is your experience, you will be delighted to find this book.  It’s a beverage cookbook that dazzles – these recipes keeps all the color and zest and delicious flavors of your favorite cocktails and cordials – but without the actual alcohol.

Mocktails features dozens of drink recipes that call for innovative and unexpected ingredients (pepper! herbs!). The book also includes instructions for making your own homemade syrups and infusions – concoctions that you will want to use in the kitchen as often as you use them for drinks at your “mocktail” bar.