SPRHUMAN MUST READ: The Mixer’s Manual by Dan Jones

Mix, shake and stir like a pro! This cool illustrated cocktail bible will be your easy going, non-nonsense cocktail guide in your own mixing lab: your kitchen. Author and mix master Dan Jones kicks off with the basics and also covers the fundamental kit – the shaker, glassware, bottle opener, spirits and mixers – you’ll need to shake your ass off. Besides classics such as Margarita and Martini, you’ll be able to serve your friends more modern cocktails like ‘Thank God it’s Friday’ and ‘Morning After’ also. You’ll even have tiki’s and punch bowls up your sleave. And by the end of the night you’ll all be downing your home made shots, for sure. Before you know it your shake-resume will be a full on cocktail menu!

So, looking for a nice gift? We got you covered: cop this cocktail manual, throw in some proper Libbey cocktail glasses and you’ll be the man of the (happy) hour!

The Mixer’s Manual | Dan Jones | Available via waterstones.com, amazon.com and bol.com