Ready to hold your first cocktail party but haven’t a clue about mixing drinks? Try the Bols Amsterdam cocktails site, which includes a handy-dandy grid enabling you to select drink recipes according to sweetness, sourness, weakness, etc. Consider the ever-popular Manhattan: You can learn what glass to serve it in, the garnish to serve it with, the method by which to make it along with instructions and a vivid description: “Two parts whiskey, one part sweet vermouth and a little bitters stirred and served in a cocktail glass.” You also learn the drink was created in 1874 in New York’s Manhattan Club for Lady Randolph Churchill and is thought to have given rise to the Martinez, a sort of gin Manhattan, which is seen as the ancestor of the martini. The site features every drink imaginable, with excellent, full-color graphics depicting how each drink should look.