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Kindred Spirits

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This book of cocktail recipes for two includes a few ideas for date nights and conversation starters. The quanitites in the recipes make enough for two drinks. The photography is beautiful, and there's a nice mix of classic and updated cocktails.

Thank you to #NetGalley and #ChronicleBooks for a free copy of #KindredSpirits by Stephanie Wahler. All opinions are my own.

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Nothing beats a great cocktail recipe book, except maybe one specifically for making drinks for two! I love the idea of social drinking, and have recipes set up to serve two individuals is such a great idea. Lots to try, and there are quite a few I have added to my try list.

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This book thought of everything and will be a new go to gift for anniversaries, weddings, house warming and even holidays!

There's date ideas, recommendations like music playlists, movies to watch, board games to play and so much more!

I need this physical copy for our home and will be pairing it with a deck of {THE AND} cards for a wedding gift stat...

Thank you NetGalley and Publisher for the ebook in exchange for my honest review.

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I’ve always wanted to improve my cocktail making skills and Kindred Spirits was the perfect book to inspire and educate me. The recipes were very well curated and I loved how they were organized by theme. I found them to be elevated but still approachable for the newcomer. The photographs captured the cocktails beautifully and the styling was superb. With Kindred Spirits on hand, I now feel more confident in my skills to craft the perfect cocktail!

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Kindred Spirits
Author: Stephanie Wahler
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Such a wonderful concept for a cocktail book. I love the playful names for the cocktails and the photographs that accompany them are beautiful. I also really enjoyed the date night ideas paired with the cocktails - definitely makes the book more unique than just a regular cocktail book. I feel like it would make a super cute anniversary gift.

Thanks to NetGalley, Chronicle Books, and Stephanie Wahler for an advanced copy of the book. All thoughts in this review are my own.

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I appreciate the dual meaning of the title of this book on cocktails…and the drinks look pretty good too!

The cocktails are organized by occasion. For example there are A Classic Dinner Date; Game Night; and Holidays & Special Occasions among others. A few of the cocktails are “Hemingway to My Heart; Amoretto Spice; Straw BAE & Balsamic; and It Takes Two to Mango.” There is also helpful information on stocking a bar. In addition, there are lots of fun things. For example in the first section there are a playlist and a quiz to do with a partner.

This book will be a real treat for its audience. Raise your glasses.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for this title. All opinions are my own.

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Love this! The cocktails are very fun and the recipes are great and easy to follow. The drinks are absolutely delicious and are perfect for any night in at home or when having friends over!

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With great recipes and a vintage feel, this was a fun book to experience!
Not only does this have date night suggestions, but also fun ideas for any small gathering. The drinks look delicious, with some exotic ingredients and some that can be home made. The pictures remind me of a vintage cookbook or a high end 70s photo shoot. Fun to look at with an air of elegance.

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Beautiful layout and photography and easy to source and follow recipes. I loved the date night ideas thrown in as well. I was able to make quite a few of the featured cocktails without needing to make a trip to the store, which is always nice.

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This is a really well conceived idea for a cocktail book. This would be the perfect gift for a new couple.

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Gorgeous book - love the drink recipes and the accompanying ideas for date nights - or for a group gathering, the recipes could easily be scaled up. Great entertaining resource book.

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Stephanie Wahler’s 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘴: 𝘊𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘛𝘸𝘰 is a very charming mixology book. I love making cocktails for myself and my husband, so I was very interested in checking this out and trying a few recipes without having to adjust the ingredient amounts. The book is divided into several date categories: A Classic Dinner Date, Game Night, Cozy Night In, Summer Lovin,’ The Morning After, Holidays & Special Occasions, and Double Dates. In addition to the guides and instructions, there are striking, vibrant drink photos and some fun, cute couples’ activity suggestions. I have made a few of the beverages and am keen to mix some more. 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘴 would make a nice engagement or bridal shower present for a loved one who enjoys a good cocktail. Thank you to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a book of cutesy drink recipes and date ideas. While entertaining, most of the drinks are something I might make once, if at all. The inclusion of the date ideas is a nice touch.

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A delightful book not just of cocktail recipes for two, all of them a wonderful mix of silly and romantic in their twists on the usual names, but also full of fun ideas for date nights and ways to keep the passion going.

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This is such a cute book and a cute concept. And I really love the moody, grainy, vintage vibes. I know my resident bartender is going to eat this up, and I can't wait to enjoy the spoils of his labor.

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This is a really cute book! Aside from the couple-talk, which isn’t something I enjoy, the reason this isn’t 5 stars is that none of the fun recipes I found could be made without a trip to the liquor store. As someone with a large assortment of liquors with a ride range, that was disappointing. However, I will be purchasing this book for the beautiful imagery and typography alone!

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This book would make a great wedding gift for anyone in your life. The drinks are unique takes on familiar recipes, so readers can easily find something that they would like. I enjoyed that the author also included ways that you could make a whole, themed evening of sorts out of the drinks (think game nights, movie nights, music, etc). I will definitely keep this in mind as a gift for friends and family getting married, coupled with a bottle or two to fill out their bar. I think it could also be a cute alternative to a guest book - guests could write notes to the couple next to drinks they think would be great and add too the creative date night ideas that are already suggested.

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I love this book and think it's so cute for couples! It would also make a great addition to date night with 40 recipes on different drinks. I also appreciated how the author included essentials to stock your bar because I needed that guide! The photos of the drinks are also inspiring me to elevate my drinkware and try more drinks out. This book would make a great gift for friends as well!

Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book. I received a copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest review

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This book is a charming compendium of craft cocktails to spice up your next date night, featuring inventive ingredients served in vintage glassware presentations.

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A former bartender shares some of her favorite drinks - for two - and some great activity and dinner ideas for couples to go along with the cocktails. She has organized the chapters by type of dates and date night ideas - very inventive, not just a recipe book. She uses vivid descriptions for the drinks and the photos of drinks are very well done (by Bobbi Lin).

Some extras include a home bar stocking list - spirits, mixers, garnishes, barware and glassware. She included both English and metric measures and the index allows you to find just what you're looking for. She also included recipes for several homemade syrups that were used in some of the drinks on these pages.

I enjoyed the lists of date night ideas and other suggestions throughout the book, including a romantic playlist, 10 questions to foster conversation for couples, and even ideas for a low key Valentines date night.

A very enjoyable and informative book - now I have to go make "A Couple of Old Pals". Cheers!

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