The Ultimate Holiday Bartender's Guide is a must have for anyone expecting to entertain for the holidays. Whether you anticipate hosting small intimate affairs or much larger gatherings, you'll find the perfect holiday cocktails to liven up your party. Among the drink recipes in this book you'll find traditional drinks such as Wassail and Hot Buttered Rum as well as a great selection of Eggnog drinks (including a few tempting recipes for eggnog based baked goods). Also, you'll discover a memorable selection of holiday martinis and champagne cocktails as well as hot coffee drinks, hot chocolate and hot apple cider libations. This great guide also features a chapter dedicated to punches, both fruit juice and ice cream based, and there are also instructions that teach you how to make a decorative ice ring for your punch bowl. You'll even find a taste tempting chapter devoted to non-alcoholic holiday drinks and smoothies for the non-drinkers in your group. Also featured is a chapter that will teach you my simple method of free pouring. With just a little practice you'll be pouring drinks like a pro. No cocktail recipe will be too hard! The chapter on syrups with recipes for three different types of simple syrup as well as numerous flavored syrups is worth the price of this guide itself. With this knowledge you'll be able to blend flavored syrup combinations and put your own personal touch on your beverages. Don't Celebrate Christmas Without It!