'Complete novice or know-all, you'll love this stunning book.
An essential boater's companion, it will certainly have a place on my boat on the Amalfi coast'Salvatore Calabrese, legendary bartenderA boozy book for boaters, The Boat Drinks Book serves up an expert look at the drinking culture in key sailing spots around the world.
The book is split into five regions: Atlantic, Med, Baltic, Pacific, and Caribbean, and author Fiona Sims encourages us to explore each region and discover what locals like to drink, how it's made, where to go to drink it, and what is best to eat with it.
In doing so she uncovers distilleries, breweries and wineries all within a short taxi ride of the harbour and shows us how to make the most of traditional markets.
As well as giving us the insider knowledge on fabulous locations worldwide, The Boat Drinks Book gets in on the making too.
Cocktail and drink recipes inspire us to whip up something delicious - using local liqueurs, wines, spirits and produce - to sip on deck at the end of a long day's cruising or exploring.
There's even a scattering of recipes for ultimate boat nibbles, inspired by each region, from tapenade to salsa to stuffed piquillo peppers. So whether you're a seasoned sailor or an armchair aperitif enthusiast, grab a copy of The Boat Drinks Book and let expert food and wine writer Fiona Sims quench your thirst.
Your mission: to discover and enjoy.