60 Decadent and Delicious Cocktails, Pitcher Drinks, and No/Lo Sippers
by Jassy Davis
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Pub Date 24 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 19 Oct 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, Rock Point
With step-by-step instructions for each cocktail, accompanied by a full-color illustration of the beautiful finished product, Disco Drinks is your key to a slammin’ 1970s-themed cocktail party, and an exciting addition to any mixology enthusiast’s collection. Featuring recipes that can be created at any time in any kitchen, transform your home into the new hot destination.
This recipe guide includes tutorials for both beginners and expert mixologists. Learn new techniques for layering, garnishing, and decorations, and rediscover old favorites that have stood the test of time.
Inspired by the 1970s party spirit, you will find playful and colorful drinks such as:
- Rainbow Over Paradise
- Blue Hawaii
- Pink Squirrel
- Midori Sour
- Harvey Wallbanger
- Aperol Spritz
- Shark Bite
- Lemon Drop Shooters
- Strawberry Frose
- And more!
Disco Drinks also includes nonalcoholic offerings that can be made as individual sips (Disco Shandy, Angel Wings) or pitcher-sized for parties (Whipped Lemonade, Arnold Palmer). Every recipe is out of sight! Disco Drinks is your ultimate guide to dazzling drinks. Time to mix it up and boogie down!
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Average rating from 27 members
Omg I loved these drinks so much. The Singapore sling was fun and I was so happy to see an alcohol free section because you never know when it may not be the night for some alcohol. I love this and can’t wait to buy this when it’s published.
A great book for beginner cocktail makers! Full of classic cocktails for all the family including fun non-alcoholic options and pitchers for the children at gatherings.
Synopsis (From Netgalley, the provider of the book to review)
Everyone needs a little more fun, more swagger, more glamour, more joy! The spirit of disco is vibrant, flamboyant, and carefree. Disco drinks have begun to take center stage on the global bar scene since the world started opening up again in 2021. And their joyous strut continues as the trend ascends. Think good times in a neon-green Midori Sour, disco queen Rainbow Over Paradise, showstopping Blue Hawaii, and decadent Pink Squirrel.
Mixing drinks at home has never been more popular, but the cocktail world can sometimes seem too fixated on exclusive liquors, perfectly crafted ice, and the exact right stemware. Cocktail aficionados wanting to abandon the rules and enjoy drinks with an emphasis on pure fun and being fabulously good-looking will find their perfect serve in Disco Drinks.
Inspired by the 1970s party spirit and tuning into the post-pandemic bar trend for playful, rainbow-bright cocktails and fruity flavours, this book is dedicated to the pure joy of cocktails. It’s an irreverent collection of old favourites and modern classics that will put a smile on the face of even the sternest mixologist. Discover the best layering techniques; how to create fruit fans, ribbons, and twists; and expert tips on flaming garnishes and perfect pizazz. Suitable for beginners looking for crowd-pleasing drinks, as well as expert hands in need of inspiration, this easy-to-follow guide will have you shaking and stirring and understanding the value of a strategic sprinkle of glitter.
The world opened up again in 2021??? Maybe for you ... not here where I live in Canada.
Oh, what a fun book --- Disco was certainly divisive at the time, but we can all appreciate a few fun drinks that put some sparkle into our lives. Alcoholic or not, these will delight and make me want to throw a disco party --- time to break out the rollers, polyester, platform shoes and hairspray! #moreglitterlessbitter
Disco Drinks is a colorful, fun book that would make a great gift for your favorite mixologist! The gorgeous photos of these drinks are sure to whet your thirst. The author thoroughly explains the bar ware and techniques needed to make these drinks properly. The drink names are fun and whimsical, and the photos make them look so delicious. Once you read this book, you will be excited to plan a retro-themed party with these potent portables. They even include a few tasty mocktails for the non-drinkers in your crowd. This brought back fond memories of college, when Amaretto sour was my favorite drink. My friend said it tasted like a jelly bean! 😆 Buy this book and you too will be making memories and feeling nostalgic!
I absolutely loved reading this book. I was completely drawn into the topic and could not stop reading it.
This was so fun to read! Makes me want to buy some groovy pants, a disco ball, and have a party centered around these fun drinks! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend to anyone born in the wrong decade and missed out on the disco decade!
Disco Drinks is a dazzling journey back to the 1970s that will have you grooving to the beat of some seriously fabulous cocktails. The first thing you'll notice is the stunning full-color illustrations that do complete justice to these retro-inspired concoctions. They're almost too beautiful to drink, but trust me, you won't be able to resist.
What truly sets this book apart is that the recipes work like a charm. (I've tried a handful, and each one turned out as groovy as promised.) Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a novice, the step-by-step instructions make crafting these cocktails a breeze. Plus, the author's thoughtful inclusion of a list of essential tools and answers to frequently asked questions ensures that even newcomers to cocktail making will feel like pros. Also, although a recent cocktail aficionado, this book has listed a brief history of how certain drinks came to life. Did you know the story behind Mick Jagger and Tequila Sunrise? Or Tom Hanks' Diet Cokagne? I did not. Wow!
Whether you're hosting a '70s-themed party or just want to add some pizzazz to your cocktail repertoire, this book is a must-have. From the playful and colorful Rainbow Over Paradise to the classic Harvey Wallbanger, there's a drink for every mood and occasion. And for those who prefer non-alcoholic options, a full chapter covers the subject and offers refreshing sips like Disco Shandy and and Whipped Lemonade.
In short, this is your ultimate guide to shaking up some seriously sensational cocktails!
Disco Drinks by Sassy Davis is a must for every host/hostess!! The drink recipes are fabulous (including plenty of non-alcoholic options), as are the accompanying pictures. Definitely a great book to buy in hard copy and keep handy! Highly recommend!
Mark my words, you'll get quite a lot from reading Disco Drinks;
*You'll get sixty mouth- cocktails, organised by key element - Tropical, Smoky, Sweet or Fizzy and each beautifully photographed.
*You'll learn something new - who knew the Tequila Sunrise became famous due to a bartender refusing to make Mick Jagger a Margarita? Not me, before I read Disco drinks.
*You'll get an instant craving for a Biscoff Martini....well I did anyway. As I type, my husband is out buying the ingredients! Woohoo!
There are some absolute classic cocktails in this book, and some you probably won't have heard of, so you can add them to your bucket list to try. I loved how the background to each drink was given, as well as tips on how to make and customise each drink. It's a book that caters from everyone too. as eleven of the recipes are mocktails, the really the whole family can join in your disco and drinks event.
Disco Drinks is a really fun yet functional cocktail recipe book. Definitely a book every cocktail enthusiast needs to own. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to review an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
This is such a fun book! I was expecting just a list of cocktail recipes but it was so much more than that. The opening pages contained everything you need to know about different types of shakers, spoons, garnishes and how best to use all of them. I had no idea there were so many different types of each. Each page not only contained cocktail recipes but a history and/or story to go along with each one. Not only were they beautifully written but the artwork and photography are outstanding. I loved that there is a good amount of mocktails and non-alcoholic pitcher drink options. If you like to make drinks for others or even just yourself, this book is a must have.
We are heading into fall, which is the time of year where we tend to have people over regularly to sit outside and enjoy cooler weather with friends and good drinks. I am forever in search of new and unique drink ideas to share when friends come over.
This book is full of recipes I am familiar with for those friends who aren’t so adventurous, and has even more drinks that are completely new to me. I am so excited to try out so many of these new drinks.
The instructions are very clear and the photos and layout are spectacular. I think it will be very easy to pick recipes in advance to be sure I have all of the ingredients on hand and to follow the instructions when things are hectic.
"Disco Drinks" is a fantastic cocktail book! It's filled with classic drinks with a twist as well as original ones. The visuals are beautiful and it's a great resource for both beginners and experienced mixologists. Cheers to this book and to new cocktails! 🍹📚
I love a good cocktail and the mix of cocktails and mocktails in this book did not disappoint. I am relatively lazy when it comes to making a drink but I feel that I can make most of the drinks in this book. The recipes are easy to follow and the pictures are beautiful.
Oh my this was so fun, the book was so chic and we had such fun reading it and planning our nights.
I revelled in the book.
Thank you NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review.
Disco Drinks is fantastic for anyone looking to learn any type fun new drinks. Flavor profiles and photos of the drinks provide a full picture of what the end product will be like. Each drink also comes with a little bio that tells you the history of the drink that I found especially cute. For beginners the intro section provides all kinds of information on how to actually make drinks, which helps with the amount of terms that COULD be unfamiliar used through out the book.
As a 20 something working on upgrading my mixology skills it provided a good guide and helped provide why you do things a certain way. I've already tried out a few, one totally new and one I've tried but never made, and the how to make guides are very straight forward. I garbed it in the hopes of learning something new and my expectations where met.
Thanks to the author and publisher for providing a free ARC copy of the audiobook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This is a great book of cocktail recipes combining old favourites and new ideas which continue the fabulous tradition of cocktails with a modern twist. It's a thorough book which details the best techniques for mixing different cocktails along with the recipes themselves, and there is a short piece at the start of the recipe which gives the history behind the cocktail. The photos are gorgeous and make you want to whip yourself up something fancy to drink right this minute.
I received this book for free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The name of the book caught my eye more than the cover. However I will be honest I still almost scrolled on by because the cover was just... okay to me.
However I'm extremely glad I read the book anyway because wow. First of all the pictures of the drinks themselves made me want to try every single one. Even the tiny pictures of drinks in the first part of the book where tools, etc were listed were fun. Visually on the outside the book was just okay for me. But inside loved it.
Secondly super informative. The tools, etc were super helpful at the beginning so someone could go into this with a general idea what what types of tools they'd need. But the recipes themselves were direct, simple, and easy to follow.
Thirdly I was pleasantly surprised at the little bits of history with each drink. I never realized how neat it was to find out where a drink came from until this book and then I was reading the recipes half for the recipe and half for the history.
All around a very useful book for anyone who likes to entertain at home or just make themself a drink now and then.
Thanks the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC
The festive cover and playful title of this book sum up its contents - fun takes on famous cocktails from the days of disco.
The author, an experienced bartender and mixologist presents a really good selection of recipes for classic drinks and some that will add sparkle to any party or dinner you want to make them for.
All the recipes are accompanied by some history on the origin of the drink (I love this kind of thing) and really, really gorgeous colour photos that made me want to make them all right away.
There are some recipes for 'pitcher' sized drinks, and lots of non-alcoholic variations as well.
If you want to discover some new (old) cocktails, you'll love this book.
Recommend for foodies, aspiring bartenders, cooks who love cocktails, brilliant book all-around!