Book Review: Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails by Amy Traynor

3-ingredient cocktails to help you master the craft of home mixology

Making a great homemade cocktail doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it may sound. Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails shows you how to make fantastic cocktails from the comfort of your home, without prior experience or lots of fancy equipment and ingredients.

Brimming with tried-and-true advice, this guide makes home mixology as easy as 1, 2, 3. All you need are a few essential tools, a bottle of your favorite spirit, and this collection of 75 easy-to-make, properly balanced 3-ingredient cocktails.

Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails includes:

Bottom to top-shelf–Discover how to stock your bar with the essential tools and equipment, best spirits, and more, including recipes for mixing up your own flavored syrups.

Raise a glass–Try your hand at 75 simple-to-make, 3-ingredient cocktails, ranging from a classic Old-Fashioned to a creative Elderflower Spritz.

In the spirit–Categorized by spirit type, each recipe chapter includes a fascinating exploration of the origins and evolution of each spirit.
Ditch the crowds of noisy bars and entertain in the comfort of your living room with Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails. Cheers!

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I don’t know how to make many drinks, but if I ever want something a little different, this is the perfect book. It gives the ingredients for 75 different cocktails, and all of them just use 3 ingredients.

The beginning of the book explains what items you need for a good home bar and how to use them. It also shows which kind of glass is for each cocktail (who knew?). After that is a section on what ingredients are important to have for 3-ingredient cocktails.

Essential 3-Ingredient Cocktails is a great reference to have on hand if you’re wanting a little bit of a change or, if you have parties, you can impress you friends with your new mixology skills.

About the Author

Amy Traynor is an award-winning cocktail blogger and photographer. Her blog, Moody Mixologist, was the recipient of the 2018 SAVEUR Best Drinks Blog Award. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and featured in several publications, including Story Gourmet.