The Craft Cocktail Party

Julie Reiner, who runs Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club in NYC, has penned an essential guide to throwing parties. Organized by season and holiday, The Craft Cocktail Party is filled with drink ideas, from make-ahead punches to à la minute cocktails and mocktails, as well as music and décor suggestions to complete the scene. Some drinks are classics, like the rye-based Scofflaw, while others are variations on her bar favorites, like the Flatiron Martini, a summery blend of Cointreau, Stoli Ohranj and Lillet Blanc. With tips on everything from serving amari to proper swizzling technique, it’s everything you need and more to pull off a successful fête.

by Julie Reiner (Grand Central Life & Style, May 2015; $26)

Reviewed in W&S June 2015.