Over the years I have given and received hundreds of books as Christmas presents. Even if someone is not 'a reader' I think there is a book out there for everyone. Good Things to Drink* as the name would suggest is a perfect gift to that friend we all have who enjoys mixing up some cocktails at parties.
My Lyan is the man behind White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London and his book is not just a rehash of your usual Margaritas or Cosmopolitans although there are some newer versions of old classics you may recognise.
Wanting to bring cocktails to the home you are given 60 recipes to try that are set out in categories such as Morning Buzz, Winter Feasting and Friday Nights. You're taken through the equipment in wonderful scribbled drawings and text and may I add the recipe of Reimagined Bucks Fizz looks perfect for Christmas morning.
With one recipe even including Sugarsnap Peas this would be a great hostess gift or maybe to that couple you always struggle to buy for. I can imagine groups of friends having great fun at parties over the New Year as they work their way through trying our the drinks.
If you're looking for a slightly different idea for the cocktail lover I think this could be it.
Good Things to Drink is published by Frances Lincoln and available to purchase here.
*this post contains press samples