Warm up to winter with this collection of the season's best cocktails, nogs and punches. Along with classic cold-weather recipes like hot toddies and buttered rums, mulled wines and Irish coffees, culinary expert Maria del Mar Sacasa mixes up inventive variations on iced and hot favorites enhanced with herbs and unique spices. Incorporating of-the-moment mixology trends, she includes recipes for homemade infusions like Blackberry-Thyme Infused Gin and Serrano-Lime Infused Tequila, plus a section on preparing flavorful simple syrups and sour mixes. Recipes for nonalcoholic favorites such as hot chocolate (including homemade marshmallows), coffees and teas ensure that every guest can imbibe. Cocktail hour wouldn't be complete without snacks, so there's also a small-bites menu that ranges from savory Cheese-Crusted Olives to Candied Bacon. Essential tips for setting up the home bar, stocking the pantry and choosing ingredients are useful for novice and experienced hosts. Hardcover, 160 pages.