In Review: Cocktail Chameleon

In this luxurious book, hosting aficionado Mark Addison invites us to join him as he demystifies the often daunting ‘art of mixology’. In dressing up twelve cocktails in twelve unique variations, he creates 144 signature takes on the classics.

Since falling in love with entertaining, as he did hosting his very first dinner party at the tender age of thirteen, award-winning author, designer, and events producer, Mark Addison has lived his life as a series of special occasions that he believes ought to be celebrated in style.

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From celebrity events to major product launches to destination weddings and international galas, his uniquely creative vision has led him to some extraordinary entertainment environments and have earned him an impressive client list of celebrities, top consumer brands, and Fortune 500 companies. With ‘Cocktail Chameleon’ Mark Addison brings this wealth of experience, expertise, and his dynamic personal style, to create a truly unique reference for both the seasoned and beginner mixologist.

From the classic ‘Margarita’ to the ‘Love Byte’, Mark tantalises with molecular mixology to create the ‘Anti-Gravity’, instructs how to reinvent the beloved ‘Bloody Mary’ with sake, and invokes the famed French royal garden with the ‘Versailles’.

Sympathetic to the fact that many will find cocktail making a somewhat formidable task, in ‘Cocktail Chameleon’, Addison seeks to illustrate that it needn’t be. The beauty of this book is that it gives the reader a wonderful understanding of the classic cocktails, and playfully demonstrates that with a grasp of their basic foundations anyone can join in the fun and excitement of making their very own signature drink. As he says, ‘It’s called entertaining for a reason: You get to have fun while you do it’.

Providing knowledge and inspiration to amateurs and seasoned stirrers and shakers alike, 'Cocktail Chameleon' brings out the creative mixologist in everyone and will prove an invaluable resource for any host looking for creative cocktails to elevate their next social occasion.