2003, 1st edition; Chronicle Books publishers, San Francisco; smaller hardbound in persian red boards with white lettering on cover and along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
Hardly bigger than most fruitcakes and much more fun, Holiday Cocktails is a complete guide to getting the mix right.
This bartending treasure features classics such as the cozy Hot Buttered Rum and the classy Kir Royale, as well as smart and sexy libations like virgin Gingersnap Punch. Holiday Cocktails is the place to turn for advice no matter what's on the holiday social calendar, whether it's a New Year's blow-out, a bustling dinner party, or an intimate night for two. In addition to scores of clever ideas and party-planning tips, author and veteran holiday hostess Jessica Strand includes her take on festive garnishes, glassware, and must-have ingredients for the most wonderful time of year. Decorated with sparkling photographs, this is both a fine addition to the home bar and a pretty present for the entertainer.