Johnny Michaels, Northstar Cocktails

This is a handsome, no nonsense guide to making cocktails. It provides lessons on the tools of barmen, basic information on spirits, and an eclectic collection of classic and cutting edge recipes.

It is a handsome book–sturdy hardback binding with a  slick leather feel to it.

Those who like to give gifts with a charitable tie-in will especially be pleased to learn that proceeds of sales of the Northstar Cocktails book (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2011) will benefit SPCA International, an animal welfare organization.

You can peek inside the book or buy a copy here.

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