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See Mix Drink: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World's Most Popular Cocktails Hardcover – October 19, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (October 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316176710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316176712
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"A new, super-visual guide to drink-making."—GQ

"Clever...breaks down cocktails into visual representations (think pie charts and fun infographics."—Newsweek

"A picture book for the soon-to-be-pickled."—Cooking Light

"Let the simplicity of See Mix Drink wash over you like the pleasure of a perfect Old Fashioned."—Cool Material

"A humble rebuttal to mixological excess."—Slate

About the Author

BRIAN D. MURPHY is a cocktail enthusiast, designer, and recovering investment banker who lives in Minneapolis, where he can frequently be found mixing drinks for friends and family. His favorite cocktail is the Old Fashioned.


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I highly recomend it, especially if you are just starting out with mixed drinks.
Allison Howells
For all those folks out there who want to try mixing drinks - I think this would make a great starter book.
deedee
This book has all the information you need to make a wide variety of drinks and is very simple to follow.
Vicki

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tehv0001 on October 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was lucky enough to get 4 of the first ever copies in the mail, and fell in love with this book. I keep buying them as gifts for my buddies and they have really enjoyed SEE MIX DRINK. What a perfect gift to share.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roochak on January 10, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Show, don't tell. That's the distinction between all the cocktail recipe books I haven't bought, and this one. But while Brian Murphy's color-coded infographics give you a drink's ingredients, measurements, and appropriate glassware at a glance, they won't tell you that some drinks are better stirred than shaken, i.e., anything with vermouth and other lightweight spirits; the author's default position is, shake everything. The graphics won't tell you to pop that vermouth in the fridge once the bottle is opened, or it'll spoil within days; and they certainly won't warn you against wasting your money on lousy-tasting liquors and liqueurs that you'll wind up pouring down the drain (I mean you, Gordon's, Jose Cuervo, and DeKuyper).

SEE MIX DRINK is a very good book for what it is -- an entry-level cocktail compendium that makes hands-on home bartending look a lot less daunting -- but ask questions of your liquor store staffers before you buy your spirits. You'll be glad you did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vicki on October 29, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I don't drink, but we have family members and family who do. So I thought it would be nice to know how to mix some drinks for get togethers or parties.

This book has all the information you need to make a wide variety of drinks and is very simple to follow.

Here are the contents:
Introduction
How To Use This Book
Bar Essentials
The Spirits
(Brandy, Champange, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey, Liqueres)
Index Sorted By Name
Index Sorted By Calories Per Drink
Acknowledgements

Each drink has graphs and charts showing the type of glass to use and how full to make the drink. There is also a chart that shows the percentage of ingredients. The titles for each drink are: ingredients, description, best occasion, proportions, time required, instructions and a photo of the finished drink.

I think this book is awesome!! It takes the worry out of making a drink when you have no clue what you're doing. It would be perfect for anyone who likes making drinks or someone who would like to learn. I haven't used the book yet to make a drink, but wouldn't be afraid to with this book at my side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. G. Gagliano VINE VOICE on October 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The 411:
What I can tell you as a former bartender is that this book makes trying new drinks easy. It also made me want to run out to the liquor store and stock up on some bar friendly staples like tequila, rum, lime juice, brandy, etc.

Drink Breakdown:

* The book is broken down into spirits; brandy, scotch, gin, etc....
* Then each drink is broken down. The glass it would be served in has colored layers marked with a percentage of each part of the drink.
* All the tools you would need to make the drink are laid out for you.
* There is a description of the drink; sometimes a date and origin information.
* A key tells you the best time to drink it, with a meal, morning, anytime, etc.
* The amount of time it takes to create the drink
* Calorie proportions
* Written & graphic instructions
* A color photo of the finished product.

The only thing that would have made this book better would have been if it had color photos, al la Pioneer Woman style
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I want to try a Black Magic which is basically a black Russian with lemon juice.

There are so many drinks in here that I have never heard of but want to try and from a non-drinker that says a lot!

Happy Mixing
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rth on October 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Heard about the book in GQ and ordered a copy as it looked interesting. Within minutes of looking at it after it arrived, I went back online to order more copies for my dad and brother-in-law for stocking stuffers. The book has a unique visual way on presenting the drinks. Not only is it easy to make the drinks, but it's easy to pick out which ones appeal to me. I'm no longer having a beer every time I want a drink as I now have the interest and know-how to make cocktails thanks to this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Paperback Pursuer on January 9, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Description:

SEE MIX DRINK is an easy-to-use full-color guide to mixing some of the world's best drinks and cocktails using well-known spirits like Brandy, Champagne, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey, and Liqueurs. Each drink recipe is broken down into short text/diagram sections that note the cocktail pronunciation, the cocktail "snapshot", ingredients, description, best occasion for drinking, time required, proportions, calories, and text/visual instructions. There is also a guide to bar essentials, a guide to popular spirits, and a color-coded index broken down by name and calorie count per drink. This is the D.I.Y. guide to mixology, for beginners through pros!

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I may not imbibe any alcoholic beverages myself, but there are plenty of people who enjoy a cocktail or a relaxing mixed drink, so I definitely see the allure of a book like this one. The book format is great, with full-color photos, illustrations, and diagrams, paired with concise text instructions. I like how Brian D. Murphy separated drink types based on what types of spirits were being used, and then alphabetically; this made it very easy to find specific drinks without having to constantly flip through the sections - as did the two indexes. And, according to my family, the drinks are quite good, especially the Dark & Stormy! I only wish that there had been a few more basic drinks, because I noticed that there was a large amount of ingredients that a home bar wouldn't necessarily stock; but with a little time and effort, one could mix a drink at a time until they have everything they need to prepare every drink in the book - and there are a lot. This book will have any person, no matter the experience, mixing and creating drinks like a pro mixologist.
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