With their thirst-quenching profile, crisp acidity, and vibrant fruit flavors, juicy summer cocktails are pure refreshment and just what we crave, whether lounging poolside or working the grill. And here, from expert mixologist and hospitality maven Nick Mautone, are over 45 no-fail recipes for the very best of them, from classics like the piña colada and the Tom Collins to the perfect margarita and a killer mojito. Includes cocktails with wine, like peach sangria, and even fruit-forward alcohol-free cocktails like virgin watermelon punch. Oh, and that world’s best gin and tonic? The secret is ginger syrup.
About the Author
Nick Mautone has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years, most recently as the managing director for the iconic Rainbow Room in New York City. He previously managed restaurants, including New York’s Gotham Bar and Grill and Gramercy Tavern. Mautone and his cocktails have been featured in the New York Times and Food & Wine and on CBS’s The Early Show. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.