Every fall, an endless parade of cookbooks is released, and that includes a good number of cocktail books: books from shadowy, plush speakeasies across the country, focusing on the storied pasts of the world’s greatest spirits, full of elaborate and intricate concoctions.

Beautiful and informative as they are, very few of these books feature simple cocktails. You know, the ones you make at home using the bottles you have on hand, a few ingredients served over ice on a Friday night after work. So it was with great relief that I cracked open Robert Simonson’s new book, 3-Ingredient Cocktails and found it jam-packed with simple drinks that I’ll be making on Friday nights and beyond.

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