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11 Charts That'll Make You a Master of Mixology

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11 Charts That'll Make You a Master of Mixology
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With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner there’s no better time to brush up on your bar tending and master your mixology skills.

If you’re entertaining at home over the festive season we have all the cocktails you’ll need, from classic champagne cocktails, to beer based drinks that'll tempt that the taste buds of all your guests and even leave you with a few impressive surprises up your sleeve.

Need to get into the swing of things? Check out this video that'll inject you with the bar tender's buzz and have a look at the artistic creations of Artesian before you set to work which was voted The Best Bar in the World.

Have a look at the ten charts below that outline how to make a cacophony of many weird and wonderful cocktails designed to impress.

1) 10 Unique Cocktail Recipes

Looking to try out something new this year? Get your creative juices flowing with this selection of ten bespoke cocktails from bartender Michael Rego at The Stonehurst Manor in New Hampshire.

2) Basic Cocktail Guide

Keeping it classic? Go down the simple route with this neat infographic that lays out the recipes for five favourites,  Tom Collins, French Martini, Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini and The White Lady.

3) 77 Drinks every Party Animal Should know

Increase your cocktail knowledge with this indepth guide of 77 cocktails for pre-dinner as well as all day drinks. It covers all the classics so you're bound to find everyone's favourite from white lady to whisky sour.

4) Whisky Cocktails

Whisky lovers are spoilt for choice with this fun guide to 25 whisky cocktails defined by seasonality and your take on life, from the manly man tipple to the youngster. There's a whisky cocktail out there every kind of whisky drinker.

5) Beer Cocktails

If you've never tried crafting cocktails with beers this handy infographic is a great starting point from the Red Eye for the brave beer drinker to Black Velvet for those that just can't give up the Champagne.

6) Six Herbs can Make 18 Fresh Cocktails

A cocktail guide for the green fingered, this grow your own cocktail infographic sets out some simple tips on using fresh herbs like mint, coriander and basil alond with three different cocktail recipes listed alongside each herb.

7) Wine Cocktails

If you're a wine lover that struggles to overlook a good glass of vino for a cocktail, this might be the infographic to convince you over to mixology. From Prosecco to Merlot there's a wine cocktail out there worth experimenting with.

8) 15 Champagne Cocktails

Champgange cocktails add instant glamour to any event and the festive season offers plenty of excuses to get inventive with the free flowing fizz. This useful infographic details the 15 most common cocktails from the simple Kir Royale to the braver Champagne Flip.

9) Brunch Cocktail Recipes

Brunch cocktails take on an added layer of sophistication in this neat instruction that even outlines how to make your own syrup.

10) Festive Cocktails

Mix up your cocktails with some Christmas flavours, from the perfect pumpkin-tini with vanilla vodka to rum, vodka and schnapps.

11) Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Kick up the festive season with these 20 must try Christmas cocktails, from mulled wine to candy cane cocktail, there's plenty to choose from to make sure your party goes with a bang.

Looking for a gift for the mixologist who has everything? Go old skool with the cocktail computer or upgrade to a smart mixer.

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