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Cocktail Handbook Enhanced E-Book Edition Now Available - Includes Videos & New Recipes!

A sampling of the "delightful dozen" new e-book exclusive cocktails. Clockwise from top left: The Ambassador; The Bluegrass; Pineapple Smash; Zen Fresh; Twisted; Dangerous Liasons. Photos: Dawn Sakamoto

Watermark Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the company’s first enhanced e-book, available now on the Apple iTunes platform, and soon to be released for the Barnes & Noble NOOK reader!

The digital edition of The Cocktail Handbook: Cool Drinks from Hawai‘i’s Hottest Bartenders by nationally recognized Waikīkī bartenders Jesse Greenleaf and Amie Fujiwara includes six embedded how-to videos and a dozen new e-book exclusive recipes, along with the 80-plus drinks from Greenleaf and Fujiwara and 20 other Island “star-tenders,” inside tips on bar etiquette and tools and techniques of the trade found in the original print edition.

Enjoy another round—on the house! Since the print publication of The Cocktail Handbook, we’ve honed our craft even further, entered more competitions and persuaded our bosses at work to add new concoctions to the menu.

Here are twelve new, hot-off-the-bartop bonus recipes. Some of these cocktails are great paired with food; others are perfect for backyard BBQs and parties, and we’ve got a few that are just the thing for winding down after a long day.

After all, it’s “Last Call!” To quote the bartenders’ anthem, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” After an adventurous evening serving up boozy beverages, the real work of a drink slinger begins—paperwork, counting tips, and cleaning the bar. And don’t forget the recipe brainstorming—this is where many of our best drinks are born; bouncing flavor combinations off co-workers is often the most honest sounding-board a bartender has. This delightful dozen passed muster to earn their place in this chapter of Last Call Libations.

Pull up a barstool and share a final toast with us!

The Cocktail Handbook - Jesse Greenleaf & Amie FujiwaraThe Cocktail Handbook: Cool Drinks from Hawai‘i’s Hottest Bartenders enhanced e-book is priced at $12.99 and is available for the iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® via the iBookstore now. Tell your friends to find it: at http://bit.ly/CocktailHndbkiTunes.

A release on the Barnes & Noble NOOK platform is forthcoming. Links to purchase the title may be found at www.bookshawaii.net.

See below for a sneak peek at one of the e-book exclusive recipes: Zen Fresh, a gin drink designed for the hesitant gin drinker.

Zen Fresh

by Amie Fujiwara

The sweetness of ginger and a cool touch of cucumber come together to smooth out any lingering “gin jitters.” This Asian-influenced lemonade is so easy on the palette it may just be the gateway cocktail to heartier gin drinking! Dirty Martini, anyone?

2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
3 oz. lemonade
Splash ginger ale or ginger beer
3 - 4 slices pickled ginger
3 slices cucumber (reserve 1 for garnish)
Lime wedge, for garnish

In a mixing tin, muddle ginger and 2 slices of cucumber. Add gin, lemonade and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of ginger ale or ginger beer. Garnish with reserved cucumber slice and lime wedge.