Cocktails, I suppose, can be somewhat intimidating – which may be why so many people just drink beer or wine. Although plenty of people really like beer or wine. Or both. Which is fine. But I digress. These pages are my attempt to take the mystique out of the art of the mixed drink, and to provide easy, simple-to-follow recipes and clear, unpretentious reviews. The hardest part of mixing cocktails is coming up with a suitable stable of bottles to allow yourself a wide variety of options. The rest is just following instructions. Bottoms up!