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TWO STEPS AND YOU STILL MESS IT UP
We get it, we get it—when it comes to drinks, you’re a know-it-all. You know which now-standard cocktails were invented at Harry’s New York Bar, you know the perfect complementary bottle of bitters for each flavor profile, you even know why James Bond’s go-to is sort of weak. But when it comes to the classic gin and tonic, you’re still throwing whatever’s on your bar cart together with whatever’s in your fridge. Shame on you. That’s where Gin & Tonic: The Complete Guide For The Perfect Mix comes in: just because your drink has two ingredients, doesn’t mean there’s no way to screw it up. While most cocktail books fall into one of two categories—books you read cover to cover, and books that are used more as a reference to thumb through in search of knowledge—Gin & Tonic cleverly combines elements of both. The exhaustive Gin history that starts off the book is an engaging must-read for gin drinkers everywhere, while the so-called “gincyclopedia” sections provide the details you’ll need to master flavor profiles, spot defining ingredients, and, yes, concoct “the perfect mix”. Use these sections for tasting notes when sampling a new gin, deciding which tonics are the best standbys and which pair best with a more unusual mate, and, yes, winning arguments against your friends. Because if there’s one thing we’ve learned from this book, it’s that there’s sure a lot of room for opinion in a drink with two components. Get it here.