Do you care about the quality of foods that you eat?   Do you use the freshest ingredients or grow your own?  Experiment with flavors and take pride in the creations you share with friends?  So why not do the same with your drinks?

How to Make Your Own Drinks by Susy Atkins (Mitchell Beazley/Octopus, September 2011, $18.99 CAN) serves up delicious drinks using fresh, local ingredients—just as you would with food.  It is a treasure trove of recipes and information on everything from sourcing to bottling and garniture to gift packaging.  If you're into DIY, and love food, this book is for you.  Not to mention homemade drinks in lovely packaging make wonderful, welcomed, and economical gifts...  CHEERS!