By Ray Foley
The simplest Irish beverages provides numerous recipes of cocktails immediately from the Emerald Isle. additionally incorporated is information regarding Irish liquors, in addition to well-known Irish sayings and toasts.
Ray Foley is the last word authority on bartending. he's the writer of Bartender journal, the No. 1 journal in movement for the bartending exchange. This ebook is the results of his years of expertise operating with bartenders.
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