I have been working and studying the art of making and drinking cocktails for decades now, and have finally pulled together all my favorites, my knowledge on how to do it, and what we need to throw the best parties with the best cocktails and some tips on how to put it all together. I guarantee this is the only cocktail book you will ever need. It's kind of like my greatest hits from in front and behind the bar. - Sammy


By Sammy Hagar & James O. Fraioli

Toast to the good life with the Red Rocker’s best cocktail recipes!


“I’ve spent many nights with Sambo in Cabo, Vegas, his house, my house. . . .The guy knows how to shake it up in more ways than one!” —TOBY KEITH

“The Red Rocker has done it again. My friend sure knows his way around the bar! Delicious!” —CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE

“Sammy’s palate is mesmerizing. He can tell you what’s in a cocktail or the varietals of a wine he’s never tasted before. He has a natural gift that leaves you speechless!” —LUCA GARAVOGLIA, CHAIRMAN, CAMPARI GROUP

“I’ve tasted Sammy’s cocktails many times at my restaurant. It’s difficult to keep him out from behind the bar!” —CHEF MICHAEL MINA

“Over the years, Sammy has acquired and used extensive knowledge of spirits to create his fabulous brands and cocktails! Terrific job, Sammy!” —JOHN PAUL DE JORIA, FOUNDER, PATRÓN SPIRITS

“I’ve been appreciating Sammy’s spirits and cocktails for nearly two decades. His knowledge and passion shine in every glass!” —BOB CABRAL, JAMES BEARD AWARD–WINNING WINEMAKER


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Sammy is a businessman, a connoisseur of great cocktails, and the creator of Cabo Wabo Tequila, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rums, and—along with his good friend and celebrity restaurateur Guy Fieri—a line of Santo Tequilas and Mezquila. He created Cabo Wabo Cantinas and Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grills so people could hang out with their friends and families, have a few drinks, laugh, and enjoy the good times and unique cultures of the places he enjoys most—and the recipes in Sammy’s Cocktail Hits: 85 Personal Favorites from the Red Rocker reflect those differences.

In addition to bartending basics and cocktail foundations, chapters include:

Splash of Aloha! – Hawaii’s coolest cocktails
Mas Tequila – South of the Border cocktails
Sinful Signatures – VIP, Vegas–inspired cocktails
Tinseltown Twists with Cleveland Pre-Funk – an original mix of Hollywood and Cleveland’s best cocktails
Encore – More of Sammy’s personal favorite cocktails

Enjoy drinks such as the Coconut Mojito, Maui Mama, Tiki Swizzle, Blanco Gimlet, Coco Loco, Coronarita, Santo Oaxaca, Santa Paloma, Brazilian Kiss, Vojito, Strawberry Surf, and Black & Blue Lemonade, and more!