Making cocktails at home shouldn’t feel like rocket science, so I wrote The Ultimate Home Bar Guide to help!
When I started blogging about cocktails, my friends and readers started asking me questions. Things like…
- What kind of vodka/gin/tequila/etc. should I get?
- Where do I get a good cocktail shaker?
- I have a bottle of whiskey and I have no idea what to do with it. Help?
- How do I make my drinks look as pretty as yours?
So I got an idea. A couple of years ago, I wrote a guide to home bartending to help answer these questions. And, if you signed up for my email list between then and now, I gave you a free copy.
Then, this spring, I revamped the look and feel of this website. New colors, new fonts and an upgraded functionality. And I vowed I would redesign that e-book this summer. Well, I did it! And in the process I came up with 20 classic cocktails and 100 variations (!) to share with you. I actually quadrupled the page count of the original content — I just had so much more to tell you that I couldn’t fit in the old 12-page version!
And so, today I bring you not one, but two versions of my updated e-book: The Ultimate Home Bar Guide and its companion, The Mini Home Bar Guide! The Mini will stay free for subscribers and the more premium content of the Ultimate version is available for $10.
The Mini Home Bar Guide — Free
This 30-page, illustrated guide has everything you need to know to keep your bar well-stocked, from the right tools and glassware to basic liquors and ice. You’ll also get recipes for mocktails (AKA non-alcoholic drinks), bar snacks and key cocktail ingredients — plus a shopping list, resources and blank recipe cards. Read this PDF on your computer, smartphone or tablet, or print it out for your home bar. Perfect for beginners! This guide will teach you the basics of home bartending so you can make any of the drinks in the cocktail archives! With The Mini Home Bar Guide at your side, you’ll mix better cocktails and impress your guests! Win-win, right? To get it, you’ll need to subscribe to the Feast + West newsletter.
Already a subscriber? I’ll be sending an update today with details on how to download your copy of ‘The Mini Home Bar Guide.’ If you don’t get it, feel free to contact me.
The Ultimate Home Bar Guide — $10
For just $10 you can get The Ultimate Home Bar Guide! It’s 52 pages in total, and included is everything in the free Mini version, plus 20 cocktail recipes with more than 100 (!) variations! I also go into detail about each of my favorite spirits on everything from how they’re made to my go-to brands. Because cocktails just taste better when you know what you’re doing. Promise. This PDF is packed with tons more info for the more serious and more curious home mixologists. If you already know the basics, if you’re ready to dive in head first right now or if you just really love making cocktails, this is the version for you.
Hope you enjoy them. Cheers! // susannah