From a glittering Stardust Martini to a Cognac Zoom, Atomic Cocktails blasts into the ether with more than 50 Space Age cocktails. Tonic to tequila, mood music to maraschino cherries, this book's for everyone who isn't sure what goes into a Gimlet and thinks Angostura is a kind of sweater. It reveals the secrets that ardent swingers have spent years discovering, including the fundamentals of mixology and how to master all the classics. The repertoire includes cosmic concoctions, tropical exotica, summer coolers, hot shots, some real originals, and specials from the alcohol-free zone. The authors also add a guide to essential ingredients and tips on mixing a drink with a knowing flick of the wrist -- plus how to serve it in the perfect glass with the perfect garnish. Come on you birds and hot daddies, it's happy hour!