Cocktails with a Twist May Bring Some Relief for Shelter-in-Place

COVID-19 episode making you nervous, tense, and out of sorts?

The pandemic shutdown of all our bars and nightclubs has motivated many of us to restock our liquor cabinets and entertain ourselves quietly at home.

Going through our library recently, we came across Cocktails with a Twist, published some time ago by Chronicle Books, but still available online (which is your best bet since most book shops are shuttered as well).

Each chapter is based on a classic (Martini pictured), but inside the unique gatefolds, readers will discover numerous riffs (like swapping Irish whiskey for rye to make a Blackthorn, or substituting amaro for vermouth to make a Black Manhattan).

More than 100 variations on 21 modern classic cocktail recipes are accompanied by helpful tips on keeping a well-stocked bar, garnishing drinks, and throwing a party.