Discover your new favorite summer cocktail: Use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious cocktails and small plates. A follow-up companion to the recently released WINTER COCKTAILS, SUMMER COCKTAILS offers more than 70 cocktails and small bites for the warmer months. The drinks are classic, sophisticated, and big on fresh summer fruits, herbs, and other ingredients, from the Tomatillo Margarita to the Peach Bourbon Smash. Author Maria del Mar Sacasa shows you how to set up and stock your pantry and bar with the ingredients, tools, and glassware that's best for summer cocktail recipes. Explore tutorials for some of the more uncommon or complicated techniques used in the book, complete with step-by-step photos. And each drink will feature possible variations, so you can adjust the recipes based on your taste--and what's just appeared in your vegetable garden or farmers' market. There's nothing like a cocktail in the summer--to cool you down, give you a reason to take a break in the shade, celebrate the warm weather, and simply taste great. Recipes incorporate colorful, delicious summer ingredients in a creative, appealing way. It's the perfect opportunity to use the fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from your backyard. Gorgeous design and rich, colorful photography compel you to flip through--and entice you to try the recipes they feature. Step by step tutorials for how to muddle, flavor a glass rim, create an ice mold, and more teach the reader the techniques they need to be confident behind the bar. Small Bites chapter features the perfect savory accompaniments to your summer cocktail parties, from grilled corn to fried oysters. Great complement to WINTER COCKTAILS, with a corresponding subject, the same high-end style of photography and gorgeous design, and a matching package. Word count: approx. 25,000


  • 160 pages
  • 7.5 x 8.5 inches
  • 4 colors

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch