Julie Reiner prefers adding summer fruit to rum and vodka to sweating over hot pies in the oven, thank you very much. And we're with her. The renowned mixologist behind NYC's Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club shows how to brighten punches, swizzles and more with fresh fruits and ideas for every party situation (sherry Christmas, here we come!), along with a guide to gear and spirits (and substitutions, thankfully) in The Craft Cocktail Party ($26). So fix yourself a summery strawberry-infused Negroni or throw a tiki-rific party, complete with blue drinks; Reiner's got the goods.

Price: $26