If you have ever ordered a drink at a restruant or a bar, then you know how expensive is usually is. An artistic or creative feature drink usually costs more than $5.00 and the price usually just goes up from there.

When someone can learn to make their favorate cocktail for themselves, it can and will cut down on restaurant costs.

But how does one get started learning how to mix drinks? Bartenders are specially trained for a long time, and although the internet can be a great resource, there are times when you just need a real expert to guide you.

That is where the book Shake comes in to play.

An artisinal cocktail book by two best friends and the entrepreneurs who invented the The Mason Shaker cocktail shaker and whose mission is to bring cocktail crafting out of the bar and into the home.

Design, cocktail, and culinary enthusiasts Eric Prum and Josh Williams realized that while cocktail bars have sprouted up just about everywhere, good drinks still couldn’t be found in the one place where they always mixed them: at home with friends.

So, from their Brooklyn workshop, where they designed, created, and launched The Mason Shaker, a now-iconic invention that transformed a  Mason jar into a  cocktail shaker, they also created  Shake.  One part instructional recipe book and one part photo journey through their year of cocktail crafting, the book is a simple and inspirational expression of their seasonal, straightforward approach to drinks and entertaining: Mixing cocktails should be simple, social, and above all, fun.

Each recipe is presented visually, in four color photos, as well as in written recipes, making Shake both an arresting gift and a practical guidebook to simple, elegant cocktails.

I was so impressed by this book. The photos are incredible. The authors truly wanted to create a simple, easy to use and clear guide.

The photos are excellent. Many of the pictures also have labels and act as diagrams to help the reader clearly understand the drink mixing process. This guide is very down to earth and real.

I would recommend this amazing guide without hesitation.