Imagine how popular you'd be if you could bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail. People would actually show up at your parties rather than spend all weekend thinking up excuses for having gone out barhopping. OK, so tonight's VOX Cocktail Couture won't teach you any special drink-juggling skills, but you will learn how to mix one sharp-tasting martini. The Art of the Cocktail author Ben Reed shows off some of the latest barware, signs books, and, of course, makes drinks. Cocktail making is an art form, and the British mixologist is a culinary da Vinci, serving up a palette of potables and pomegranates. Reed comes to Crown Wine and Spirits (1645 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale) at 4:30 p.m. Call 866-669-9768.