Cocktails are all about flavor—and this is all about cocktails organized by flavor. It’s a simple idea that will quench the thirst for a useful recipe guide that makes it simple to find that watermelon martini you’re in the mood for today…or the cloudberry cooler you’ll want next week. Of course, since these luscious concoctions come from Salvatore Calabrese—one of the world’s most honored (and bestselling) mixicologists—it’s a given that they’re both reliable and irresistible. Among the tasty categories here are fruits (from apple and kiwi to pomegranate and strawberry); vegetables, including carrot and celery; herbs (rosemary, mint); and sweeteners such as honey and liqueurs. All the groups feature classics, as well as contemporary and even brand-new drinks. Calabrese also includes enlightening background essays on the flavors and their uses. Lavish illustrations, cocktail glass iconography, and the tastiest libations ever—all in a handy concealed spiral-bound format that stays open while you’re mixing—make this a must-have for every home bar.