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Product Details

  • Series: Bartender Magazine
  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402218435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402218439
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


The Best Summer Drinks recipe book is a little book that packs a lot of punch... a must have for any summer party, impromptu happy hour, or even a night out on the porch swing reading your favorite novel. (Kristen Doyle Dine and Dish 2009-08-24)

The Best Summer Drinks is an inexpensive little gem filled with 500 summer cocktail and appetizer recipes submitted by the world's best bartenders. (Louise Volper Months of Edible Celebrations 2009-09-14)

About the Author

Ray Foley is a bartender for over 20 years and publisher of Bartender Magazine. Ray is the founder of the Bartenders Foundation Inc., as well as the author of Bartending for Dummies. Ray resides in New Jersey with his wife and partner, Jaclyn

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Ray Foley, a former Marine with over 30 years of bartending and restaurant experience, is the Founder and Editor of BARTENDER(R) Magazine. Ray is referred to as "The Legend" for all he has done for bartenders and bartending. BARTENDER(R) Magazine is the only magazine in the world specifically geared towards bartenders and is one of the very few primarily designed for servers of alcohol. BARTENDER(R) Magazine is enjoying its 30th year and currently has a circulation of OVER 148,000 and is steadily growing.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps and attending Seton Hall University, Ray entered the restaurant business as a Bartender which eventually led to Assistant General Manager of The Manor in West Orange, N.J., with over 350 employees.

In 1983, Ray left The Manor to devote his full efforts to BARTENDER(R) Magazine. The circulation and exposure has grown from 7,000 to over 148,000 to date and has become the largest on-premise liquor magazine in the country.
Ray has been published in numerous articles throughout the country and has appeared on many TV and radio shows.

He is the founder of the "Bartender Hall of Fame??" which honors the best Bartenders throughout the United States not only for their abilities at bartending but for involvement and service in their communities as well.
Ray is also the founder of "The Bartenders' Foundation??" Incorporated. This non-profit foundation has been set up to raise scholarship money for bartenders and their families. Scholarships awarded to bartenders can be used to either further their education or can go toward the education of their children.

Mr. Foley serves as a consultant to some of our nation's foremost distillers and importers. He is also responsible for naming and creating new drinks for the liquor industry. Here are just a few:
"The Fuzzy Navel"
"The Royal Stretch" - for Grand Royal Oaks Race
"The Royal Turf" - for Grand Royal Oaks Race
"Runaway Bride"
"Pink Cadillac"
"Grapeful Red"
"Pear A Mud"
"Pearsian Kat"
"Pomtree Cocktail"
"The Royal Sour"
"The Hamptons "Golden Apfel"
"Water Lilly"
"Mosquito Bite"
"The Balance"
"Farmer's Cabinet"

Ray has one of the largest collections of cocktail recipe books in the world, dating back to the 1800s and is one of the foremost collectors of cocktail shakers, having 368 shakers in his collection.

Ray resides in New Jersey with his wife and partner of 27 years, Jackie, and their son, Ryan

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jhe risk 205 on July 10, 2010
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its nice for bartending recipe its good .....well that is for the price not too bad u can learn alot how to mix some cocktails mostly at home lmao
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