The 12 Bottle Bar
Setting up a home bar can be daunting, given the huge array of liquors to choose from. The 12 Bottle Bar will have you up and mixing with a minimum amount of fuss. Penned by the authors of 12bottlebar.com, it includes over 200 drink recipes, including martinis, sours, and manhattans, all built using a base of eight liquors, two vermouths, and two bitters. Also included is a guide to buying the right bottles, and detailed info on everything from garnishes and syrups to ice.