Kindred Spirits

Cocktails for Two

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Pub Date 16 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2024

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A delightful drinks book for couples, Kindred Spirits serves up 40 cocktail recipes to enjoy with your sweetie, 40+ photos, and creative date ideas that will add some spirited fun to your love life.

From the mixologist behind the popular @bevsbybeverly Instagram and TikTok accounts, these tempting cocktail recipes take date night to the next level. Organized by type of date—from the classic dinner date to daytime dates, movie nights, double dates, special occasions, and more—these indulgent cocktails for two include:

  • Up All Night Espresso Martinis to fuel a passionate game night and/or a night of passion.
  • StrawBAE & Balsamics to toast each other while on a romantic picnic in the park. 
  • Hottie Toddies for a cozy movie night at home with your hottie.


Lush photography sets the mood while sidebars offer memorable date activities--like Arts & Craft & Sip Night and Couchella--a bucket list for couples, a roundup of best rom-coms, a sexy playlist, and more. Alongside cocktail paraphernalia or a bottle of liquor, Kindred Spirits is a lovely newlywed, engagement, anniversary, or housewarming gift for couples who enjoy mixing up tasty cocktails at home. Cheers to love, libations, and happily ever after!

A delightful drinks book for couples, Kindred Spirits serves up 40 cocktail recipes to enjoy with your sweetie, 40+ photos, and creative date ideas that will add some spirited fun to your love life.

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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781797225432
PRICE $19.95 (USD)
PAGES 128

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I absolutely adore this book! It would make a fabulous gift! The recipes are great and include plenty of drinks I recognize as well as a great variety of new to me drinks. I love the additions to the book (such as the playlist, film recommendations and gorgeous photos).

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Kindred Spirits was such a great introduction to some drinks/ spirits I haven't tried before. There were also some combinations that I found interesting. I made two of the drinks and they were phenomenal, Loving You is Breezy and Pucker Up Raspberry Sour. So yummy! I look forward to going back to this book when I feel like having something fancy.

Thank you Chronicle Books and #NetGalley for the early copy in exchange for an honest review.

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This is such a cute concept, and honestly, cocktails portioned for two is such a need. The book is also absolutely gorgeous—the styling of the photos is so on-trend (that colorful, retro, grainy feel) but also feels like it would age beautifully if kept on a shelf for years. My only bone to pick is that a lot of the cocktail names and descriptions feel a little cutesy and forced (the puns especially), which cheapens what looks like a beautifully produced and high quality book. The recipes themselves are *chefs kiss*. I have so many bookmarked to try!

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Kindred Spirits: Cocktails for Two stopped me dead in my tracks when I read the recipe for "The Perfect Match" PB & Choc Martini in the preview!! I am absolutely making this my signature cocktail!! Two great things that taste great together (I might have dated myself a tad with that phrase) AND booze?? I can't think of any drink that would be more delicious. The photography is stunning in this gorgeous recipe book and the sidebar anecdotes in conjunction with the playlists and theme date ideas makes this one an excellent idea for a Stock the Bar couples' wedding shower or anniversary gift. Thank you so much to both author and publisher for the opportunity to review Kindred Spirits. #thatswhatShayread

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Perfect date night cookbook. My husband and I used to be bartenders, so I can definitely see us using this A LOT. He is a beer person, but I’m a craft cocktail person and even some the recipes in here I can tell he would love. Especially love to make together! And the pictures are amazing!!! I love knowing what I’m making.

I also enjoyed the little tidbits of what to do on a date night, movies you can watch together, a playlist, etc. Great book!

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This is a great cocktail book! I loved the design of it and the photographs used. The date night suggestions that were included were a fun addition to he recipes. The cocktails in this book include some recognizable favorites with some new ones I have never heard of. I will be buying this when it is published!

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This is a great cocktail book with not only classic recipes but twists on well-known drinks. I enjoyed the addition of game night and activities and this would make a great hosting gift!

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I loved Kindred Spirits! I thought it was such a fun quick recipe book and loved that the recipes were created to make two drinks. The photography was beautiful and I loved the inclusion of actives that paired with each themed section. I think this would make a perfect gift for friends who love to host and entertain or just a sweet housewarming gift.

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This was such a fun cookbook to read! Witty prose, beautiful pictures and straightforward recipes make this a great book for those looking for tried and true recipes with a twist. I also liked the date night angle of the book although it felt a little generic which was disappointing because it could have been such a unique aspect of the book! I didn't learn anything new from this but I also have a large collection of cocktail books already. I would however purchase this as a coffee table book or a gift for a friend looking to expand their cocktail making skills.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a cute cocktail book. The focus is definitely on the drinks and less on date-night stuff. There's a few ideas throughout that seem sort of generic like game night and sharing music and that's about it.

The drink themselves are generally easy to make and have a variety of liquors. There's helpful instructions on how to make them and they're easy to scale up if you want to make them for a bigger group.

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Thank you netgalley and publisher for giving me an ARC of Kindred Spirits.

This book was fantastic! It had both the classic drinks and a wide range of new drinks that I have never tried. The book has been enhanced with some amazing additions, like a playlist, suggested movies, and stunning images!

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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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I loved this cocktail book!! The drink recipes are easy to follow, delicious and look amazing. I love that the book is made to be enjoyed with a partner and all of the recipes makes two drinks. It really is great for a date night. The book also includes fun topic/questions to ask each other, playlist recommendations, movie recommendations, etc.

I will be purchasing this book as a coffee table book as well. The photos are just stunning!

Thank you NetGalley and Chronicle Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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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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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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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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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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