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Shake It Up
Chic Cocktails & Girly Drinks
Editors of Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573242233
A Chicklits Book
Book (Hardcover)
Red Wheel
$9.95
5 x 5 1/2
64 pages
March 15, 2005


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Care for a cocktail? Perhaps the traditional Manhattan, or maybe you're more of a Sex and the City girl with a Cosmo in hand? If you're on the carb-watching kick, try a Moscow Mule, made with vodka and diet ginger ale. There are some little-known drinks here, too, like the Russian Huntress, guaranteed to bring out the wild woman in all who imbibe. And, because we care, we've included some non-alcoholic libations as well.

But what's a cocktail recipe without a party? Shake It Up serves up party ideas for town and country, weekend brunches, bridal showers, sophisticated city evenings, and casual Friday night Evite events. (Note: High-Heeled Manners says it's okay to use email for invites, as long as it's for a Friday night. Besides, remember etiquette rules, like every other kind, are made to be broken once in a while.)

Shake It Up is garnished with bartending tips, party-goers guides, and conversation-starting trivia. For instance, learn how the French get a whole pear inside their brandy bottles and meet the monk who invented, by accident it's said, champagne. And, as a little P.S., Oprah Winfrey credits Julia Roberts with making the best margaritas in the business!

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