A delicious berry mocktail, the Berry Sweetheart mixes cranberry and apple juices with a little honey. It is simple, delicious and a fantastic drink to serve your non-drinking party guests.
This recipe comes from the Cranberry-Based Mocktails section of the Maran Illustrated Bartending book.
- Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
- Add the juices and honey to a mixing glass.
- Stir the ingredients with a barspoon.
- Pour the contents of the mixing glass into the highball glass.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
(Recipe from Maran Illustrated Bartending)
Maran Illustrated Bartending Book Review
Originally Published: July 18, 2006
The basic concept for Maran Illustrated Bartending is that everything is illustrated.
This 250-page book is filled with everything the beginner needs to know to start creating the most popular cocktails complete with full-color photographs of each finished drink and garnish as well as mixing tools and techniques.
Maran Illustrated Bartending is a well thought out beginner's guide to bartending that is perfect for those who are starting their journey into the world of cocktails. All of the basic recipes (Martini, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, etc.) and some variations are included with step-by-step directions detailing exactly how to make each drink and are accompanied by a crisp, full-color photograph (a handy tool for those who learn better with visual aids).
Groups of recipes are organized by theme making it very easy to compare similar cocktails; for instance, Martinis are broken down into categories like Classic Martinis, Cosmopolitans, Sour Martinis, Fruity Martinis and Cake & Pie Martinis. An impressive list of coffee drinks and mocktails finish the recipe index with a bang and helpful hints about related ingredients and drinks are found on each page leaving you with tidbits of cocktail knowledge.
Although each grouping contains only 4-12 recipes, the beginner can gain a better understanding of the different classes of cocktails and use this knowledge as a primer for further research and experimentation.
Everything from bar spoons to garnishes and shaking to layering is covered in the first 45 pages with at least one photograph per topic, making it very easy to know exactly what you're reading about.
This abundance of photography also adds to the pleasant design and layout that ultimately builds a navigable, fast scanning reference and a rather enjoyable read.
About Maran Illustrated Bartending
- Maran Illustrated Bartending published by maranGraphics and Thomson Course Technology.
- 500+ illustrated cocktail recipes.
- 250 pages: Large Paperback
- Written under the technical advisement of Master Bartender, Gavin MacMillan.