Most people don’t need an excuse to enjoy a nice cocktail. But if you’re the kind of person who looks for a reason – any reason – to drink, Duane Swierczynski’s “The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion” (Quirk, $14.95) will give you plenty.

Getting divorced? Try “The Antichrist,” a lethal mixture of Everclear, Bacardi rum, Absolut Peppar and Tabasco sauce that is sure to match your mood (and clear your sinuses). Going to a “Star Trek” convention? Mix up a “Vulcan Mind Probe” – 151-proof rum, peppermint schnapps and Bailey’s Irish Cream. You may not live long and prosper, but at least you’ll go out with a smile on your face.

This book contains a drink for every occasion, including your 21st birthday (“KamiKaze”), the birth of your first grandchild (“Art Linkletter’s Papaya Cocktail”) and various holidays, seasons, places and “special situations” (“You Need To Watch Something Go Up in Flames” or “You Just Bought a Kate Spade Bag”). There are non-alcoholic options, too, such as the “Prohibition Cocktail” for “When You’re Not in the Mood to Drink.”

And, should you over-imbibe, Swierczynski includes a lot of hangover cures.