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Kiddie Cocktails and the Art of Derek Yaniger

A fun collection of soda pop recipes featuring the cool retro art of Derek Yaniger.

If you’re the type of person that likes nothing more of an evening than to fix yourself a drink at your novelty cruise ship-shaped bar, kick back and drift away to the tropical sounds of Arthur Lyman (in hi-fi stereo no less) then this book was made for you. In Kiddie Cocktails Stuart Sandler has created the go-to guide for atomic-age thirst quenchers, presented with the brilliant retro stylings of illustrator Derek Yaniger.

With recipes called The Texas Tumbleweed and Golden Punch you would be forgiven for assuming that there’s a hangover waiting at the end of these cocktails, but they are in fact all alcohol free; based mainly on a nuclear mixture of fruit juice and soda pop – bubblegum colored concoctions that’ll have both kids and parents bouncing around the clock.

Sandler’s recipes promise many great parties ahead as well as offering kids the opportunity to have fun experimenting in the kitchen. Derek Yaniger’s artwork successfully elevates what could otherwise be a straightforward gift book into a treat for fans of Hanna-Barbera-esque retro style. A fun, simple concept with a masterful execution.

Kiddie Cocktails by Stuart Sandler with Illustrations by Derek Yaniger
Korero
Hardback 112 pages
15.8 x 15.8 x 1.2 cm