GSN Presents: Our annual summer roundup of literary publications including all things liquid. This collection includes books on coffee, tea, spirits, cocktails, champagne, ice and even a mixology word search puzzle book. Cheers!
The New Art of Coffee: From Morning Cup to Caffeine Cocktail by Ryan Castelaz (Author), Kevin Miyazaki (Photographer) Universe (April 4, 2023) While the popularity of craft cocktails and home bartending have helped people create their own drink-driven memories, the possibilities for coffee have remained rather tame. Much more than a guide to beans or brewing, The New Art of Coffee shares how to create inspiring concoctions and flavor profiles from comforting and rejuvenating to celebratory and adventurous. Nearly fifty recipes paired with beautiful photography will inspire and offer something for every taste and time of day—hot, iced, carbonated, post-workout, decaffeinated, alcoholic, and deconstructed. Organized by mood, the recipes range in complexity from a quick quaff to a showstopping slow build, allowing readers to match the drink with the moment. Enjoy a Moonwater with breakfast, a Throw Em’ A Haymaker after a hard workout, or an Amuse as a happy-hour delight. The Don is the ideal after-dinner companion, and there’s nothing quite like powering down with a Windmill Cookie Steamer after a long day.
Champagne Magnum Opus by Richard Juhlin Rizzoli (April 11, 2023) ichard Juhlin, the world’s foremost champagne expert, takes readers on a journey through the history of the beverage, the leading winemakers of Champagne, and the art of tasting. Superbly photographed by Pål Allan, this book depicts breathtaking landscapes in Champagne, historic photographs from the most prestigious and long-standing caveau, as well as other images capturing the champagne lifestyle. Ten exclusive recipes by distinguished Swedish chef Tommy Myllymäki that are perfect for pairing with a glass of champagne are included in this unique publication. The volume includes important champagne statistics, telephone numbers and addresses of thousands of champagne producers, and a glossary. It also includes detailed descriptions and score ratings of 13,900 champagnes assessed to date by the author.
Buzzworthy: Cocktails Inspired by Female Literary Greats by Jennifer Croll (Author), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Prestel (April 11, 2023) The fifty recipes in this volume are as unconventional, imaginative, and refreshing as the authors that inspired them. Each double-page spread includes an illustration of one important woman writer along with fascinating background about her œuvre, personality, and points of literary distinction. And, of course, each profile is paired with a delicious recipe for a fitting cocktail. Pulling from every category—literary and genre fiction, poetry, graphic novels, essays and nonfiction— this book offers some surprising twists as well as old favorites. While each subject could provide hours of cocktail chatter, the recipes themselves are also a unique conversation starter: the Virginia Woolf—a peach-and-mint creation with a modernist flair; the Octavia Butler—an uncompromising blend featuring bourbon and port; the Jia Tolentino—a purple sparkler that puts a cerebral twist on pop culture; and the Mary Shelley—an unexpected combination of the Manhattan and the Margarita.
Tequila Cocktails: Over 40 tequila and mezcal-based drinks from around the world by Jesse Estes Ryland Peters & Small (April 11, 2023) Even the world’s most fun drink has a serious side. Look beyond that naughty reputation and become an agave-based beverage connoisseur with this book that delivers over 40 delicious, cheeky and surprisingly sophisticated cocktail recipes. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a Mexican meal full of spicy flavors and the ideal fuel for dancing the night away. Made from the fermented juice of the agave plant, this spirit, along with its trendy cousin mezcal, has a complex yet light flavor, which is perfect in cocktails. Premium quality versions are becoming readily available, especially for the discerning cocktail drinker—the simple rule is the higher the percentage of agave, the better. Learn about the proud heritage of agave-based spirits from expert Jesse Estes. Start with a margarita, such as a Pink Pomegranate or a Greener Pastures, and then try something longer such as a Hibiscus Highball. If you prefer something a little more moody, try a Fallen Angel or brace yourself for a Tequila Smash. Finally, unleash your wild side with an Under the Volcano!
The Absinthe Frappé (Iconic New Orleans Cocktails) by Marielle Songy LSU Press (April 19, 2023) The Absinthe Frappé examines the history of absinthe, its origins, and its influences, culminating in the story of the iconic New Orleans cocktail. Marielle Songy reveals how bartender Cayetano Ferrér invented the concoction and delves into the early days of the drink and its first home, the Old Absinthe House in the Crescent City. She explores the ban on absinthe in the United States and Europe and the misguided reasoning behind it, all in the context of New Orleans’s response to national Prohibition more broadly. Finally, Songy discusses the lifting of the restrictions on absinthe in 2007, a move largely spearheaded by New Orleans scientist and master distiller Theodore Breaux, who dispelled long-held notions that the Green Fairy invariably drove its connoisseurs to madness.
Saved by the Bellini: & Other 90s-Inspired Cocktails – A Cocktail Book by John deBary (Author), Tiffani Thiessen (Foreword) Union Square & Co. (April 25, 2023) Get ready to stir up memories—and some hella delicious drinks. This cocktail book has 65+ awesome recipes that celebrate the decade’s greatest pop culture moments, from cassette tape tunes and video game consoles to after-school snacks and OMG-it’s-back-again fashion. Sip on the Gusher Crusher, down the Away Message, serve up the Heart of the Ocean, and finish it all with the Waterfall Chaser. Only in this ’90s book does TGIF stand for Thank God It’s Fizzy! Throwbacks to Pogs, the slap bracelet, Reebok Pumps, and even the ubiquitous “Got Milk?” ads are accompanied by spunky, funky pop-art illustrations that are so sick, you might want to tear out the pages to hang next to your Tiger Beat JTT posters.
Whisky Rising: The Second Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Finest Japanese Whiskies and Distillers by Stefan Van Eycken (Author), Jim Meehan (Author) Cider Mill Press; Second edition (May 2, 2023) This fully updated guide by whisky authority and Japanese whisky expert Stefan Van Eycken takes you on a tour of some of the most coveted whiskies in the world. Japanese whiskies have become some of the most highly valued whiskies, and have bested traditional producers in major international competitions. Blending proven Scotch and American methods with new ideas, these whiskies are imbued with exotic flavors from local Japanese woods to make a unique and signature product that rings true to Japanese terroir. This revised edition features new craft distilleries, putting a spotlight on their stories, their distillery set ups, and philosophies. Shedding light on Japan’s most famous blends, its unique whisky culture, and history, Eycken takes you to the heart of Japanese whisky making. Find out why, when it comes to whisky, all eyes are on Japan with Whisky Rising: The Second Edition.
Backcountry Cocktails: Civilized Drinks for Wild Places by Steven Grasse (Author), Adam Erace (Author), Lee Noble Running Press Adult (May 9, 2023) What could possibly enhance the natural beauty of a crystal clear lake, snow-capped mountain, or backyard fire pit? A craft cocktail, of course! So cozy up by the campfire, pack your cooler for a picnic out at the lake, or rent a mountainside cabin with your friends—it’s time to head for the woods for some good times and good spirits courtesy of Backcountry Cocktails. Inspired by the singular natural beauty of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, this book is a true celebration of entertaining in the outdoors—with dozens of seasonally-inspired and organized recipes to enjoy outside, whether you’re on an early spring hike or a mid-winter retreat. Each recipe from authors Steven Grasse and Adam Erace, of The Cocktail Workshop, captures the energy of hitting the trails in an elevated yet approachable ode to craft cocktails and the beauty of the natural world. No matter your cocktailing style, there’s something for everyone, from spiked cocoa to frozen fizzes (perfect for packing as a treat after an afternoon of hiking), and even foraged creations that will tie your experience to the land around you. All recipes are designed to use relatively few ingredients (for easy packability), and to be both portable and batachable—so you can enjoy them no matter what kind of adventure you have planned for the day. Each seasonal chapter also includes a handful of recipes for entertaining, like Crispy Cast-Iron Trout with Wild Greens, “field guide” how-tos on local experts covering topics from medicinal plants to preserving fruit, and DIYs (like fermenting your own vegetables or foraging for mushrooms).
The Scottish Gin Bible: 100 Great Gins from Scotland by Sean Murphy Black & White Publishing (May 9, 2023) From the Borders to Barra, as new craft distilleries emerge, they are making some serious waves in the global gin market. Thanks to the relatively simple method of gin production, craft distilleries have been creating imaginative products, reinvigorating the market while innovating in this corner of the world and beyond. With tasting notes and tips from master distillers, entrepreneurs and producers of Scottish gin, this guide is for every type of gin enthusiast, whether you are looking for fascinating distillery tours, or a new botanical for your tastebuds to explore. Accompanied by cocktail recipes to turn any fan into a fully-fledged mixologist, The Scottish Gin Bible is the ultimate guide to a gin lover’s favorite tipple.
Rum Made Me Do It: 60 Tantalizingly Tropical Cocktails by Lance Mayhew (Author), Ruby Taylor (Illustrator) Andrews McMeel Publishing (May 9, 2023) This beautifully illustrated cocktail book celebrates tropical vacation in a glass: 60 delicious rum recipes, from legendary classics to fresh new creations. Sweet, bright, and flavorful, rum has been the life of the party among spirits for centuries. Celebrating this legacy and fresh new takes on this tropical treat, Rum Made Me Do It is jam-packed with innovative and crowd-pleasing cocktail recipes and gorgeous illustrations from beloved cocktail illustrator Ruby Taylor. This beautiful book will be your guide to the many classic cocktails that fuel rum’s popularity while showcasing its versatility beyond those beloved mojitos and pina coladas. Author Lance Mayhew, award-winning mixologist and Certified Specialist of Spirits, explains everything you need to know: how to choose among rum’s many varieties, craft the perfect punch, and build upon rum’s delicious base. From tried-and-true favorites to beautiful new creations, Rum Made Me Do It’s recipes will delight party guests and send you on vacation without leaving the comforts of home.
Martini: More than 30 classic and modern recipes for the iconic cocktail by David T. Smith (Author), Keli Rivers (Author) Ryland Peters & Small (May 9, 2023) There is nothing more satisfying than that first sip of a crisp, cold martini. In this book, David T. Smith and Keli Rivers guide you on an exhilarating journey through all things “martini,” showcasing all the exciting places that the iconic cocktail can take you. You’ll find everything from classics like the Dirty Martini and Vesper, to more avant garde combinations that demonstrate sensational possibilities, alongside seasonal treats. Contemporary recipes include the Appletini and Espresso Martini, while more experimental creations make the most of less typical spirits and flavors, allowing you to indulge in the Rum Martini and the Mezcal Martini. The recipes provide opportunities for everyone so whether you prefer yours shaken or stirred, grab your finest spirits and let the experts show you the very best of the martini!
Southern Cocktails: Storied Sips, Snacks, and Barkeep Tips by The Editors of Southern Living IPG Publishing & Licensing (May 9, 2023) Southern Cocktails raises a glass to the South page after page in Southern Living’s homage to quenching craft cocktails and quintessential quaffs born of the crusty characters, storied places, and the historic watering holes of the country’s most spirited region. From the Sazerac and Mint Julep to the Bushwacker and Yellowhammer, readers can mix up the best from the South’s taverns, taprooms, cantinas, and cocktail lounges, be they elegant establishments, rowdy dives, eclectic watering holes, or bustling urban drinking destinations. With incredible flip factor, this book features scenic snapshots of regional bars, iconic Southern locales, and thirst-quenching cocktails that beg for five o’clock to come sooner. Learn the origin and key ingredients of a host of famous bar standards like New Orleans’ Ramos Gin Fizz, Vieux Carre, and Brandy Milk Punch, Louisville’s Seelbach, or Savannah’s Chatham Artillery Punch, along with recipes for the many spirited mixes of today’s burgeoning craft cocktail movement.
The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast’s Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea by Joseph Wesley Uhl Quarry Books (May 9, 2023) As one of the most consumed beverages in the world, a cup of tea is a common shared experience across cultures and traditions. Companies and consumers alike are reawakening to the benefits of high-quality, unprocessed, natural beverages, and tea is a perfect obsession for anyone interested in artisan food and healthy eating. In The Art and Craft of Tea, entrepreneur and enthusiast Joseph Wesley Uhl brings to the story of tea its due reverence, making its history, traditions, and possibilities accessible to all. If you want to go beyond reading and enter your kitchen, Joseph offers “recipes” for creating your own tea blends using natural ingredients. Inside you’ll find a detailed overview of tea’s history and origins, thoughtful descriptions of global brewing methods and innovative ideas for iced tea, tea cocktails, and DIY blends.
Tropical Standard: Cocktail Techniques & Reinvented Recipes by Garret Richard (Author), Ben Schaffer (Author), Dave Arnold (Foreword) Countryman Press (May 16, 2023) Weaving together lessons from the craft cocktail revival, history of the tropical canon, and today’s cutting-edge bar techniques, master mixologist Garret Richard and award-winning cocktail writer Ben Schaffer provide a unique handbook for the tropical cocktail’s next wave. Crucial techniques are clearly detailed, including how to balance syrups, flash blend, handle carbonation, tackle tinctures, cordialize citrus, and power up juice with acid adjusting. Over the course of 84 recipes, vintage cocktails like the Rum Barrel, Mai Tai, and Ray’s Mistake are reimagined just as future classics are revealed, including the Beachcomber Negroni, Winter in L.A., and Field of Mars. These drinks honor founding legends such as Donn Beach, Trader Vic, and Harry Yee as well as modern icons, including Dale DeGroff, Audrey Saunders, Julie Reiner, and Dave Arnold. By equipping both home bartenders and professionals with the skills to forge their own paths to cocktail creativity, this groundbreaking compendium sets a new tropical standard.
Agave Spirits: The Past, Present, and Future of Mezcals by Gary Paul Nabhan Ph.D. (Author), David Suro Piñera (Author) W. W. Norton & Company (May 16, 2023) All tequilas are mezcals; all mezcals are made from agaves; and every bottle of mezcal is the remarkable result of collaborations among agave entrepreneurs, botanists, distillers, beverage distributors, bartenders, and more. How these groups come together in this “spirits world” is the subject of this fascinating new book by the acclaimed ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan and the pioneering restauranteur David Suro Pinera. Join them as they delight in the diversity of the distillate agave spirits, as they endeavor to track down the more distant kin in the family of agaves, and as, along the way, they reveal the stunning innovations that have been transforming the industry around tequilas and mezcals in recent decades. The result of the authors’ fieldwork and on-the-ground interviews with mezcaleros in eight Mexican states, Agave Spirits shows how traditional methods of mezcal production are inspiring a new generation of individuals, including women, both in and beyond the industry. And as they reach back into a rich, centuries-long history, Nabhan and Suro Pinera make clear that understanding the story behind a bottle of mezcal, more than any other drink, will not only reveal what lies ahead for the tradition―including its ability to adapt in the face of the climate crisis―but will also enrich the drinking experience for readers.
Trap Kitchen: The Art of Street Cocktails by Malachi Jenkins (Author), Roberto Smith (Author), Roddy Ricch (Foreword) Kingston Imperial (May 16, 2023) It’s been four years since chefs Malachi “Spank” Jenkins and Roberto “News” Smith transformed their pop-up franchise Trap Kitchen into a book series. 2018’s Trap Kitchen: Bangin’ Recipes From Compton became a culinary favorite with 2022’s Trap Kitchen: Mac’N All Over The World proving equally as impactful. The gang members turned infamous culinary duo have had a steady rise in the cooking world and are now geared to take over mixology. Trap Kitchen: The Art of Street Cocktails takes the time-honored culture of street cocktails and brings a Trap Kitchen twist, using favored libations and regional vernacular to create a one-of-a-kind experience. The pandemic has only heightened the desire for drinks on the go, so The Art of Street Cocktails provides flavorful drinks that can be mixed, matched, and bottled, bringing the party everywhere you go. The Art of Street Cocktails includes creative mixes like the minty, rum cocktail Hulk Smash to a pineapple coconut flavored Trap Kitchen Cocktail, a nod to Trap Kitchen’s most famous pineapple chicken dish Trap Kitchen: The Art of Street Cocktails is more than just a drink guide for mobile mixology. It’s sending a strong nod to a social, urban, and regional tradition of making new mixes for the casual cocktail fan while keeping the innovation of Trap Kitchen alive with every sip.
Seasons of Cognac by Laurence BenaÏm (Author), Aurore De La Morinerie (Illustrator) Flammarion (May 16, 2023) This connoisseurs’ tribute to the ultimate French brandy celebrates the Cognac region and the centuries-old techniques that Hennessy uses to craft its celebrated liqueur. Cognac hails from a unique terroir in the Charentes region of France, where the elixir’s blend of tradition and voluptuousness has been rhythmed by the seasons for centuries. This handsome volume with ribbon page marker invites aficionados of fine spirits on a yearlong journey into Hennessy’s realm, guided by lifestyle journalist Laurence Benaïm’s impressions on the singularity of the landscape, the temperament of its vineyards, the transformations that take place within its cellars, and the exceptional know-how at the origin of this amber treasure. The transportive text is illustrated by a dozen evocative watercolors; together they create a keepsake homage to the style and taste that intrinsically define Hennessy cognac.
The Ice Book: Cool Cubes, Clear Spheres, and Other Chill Cocktail Crafts by Camper English Red Lightning Books (May 23, 2023) In The Ice Book, internationally renowned cocktail icepert Camper English details how to use directional freezing to make perfectly pure ice in a home freezer, carve it up into giant diamonds and other shapes, and embed it with garnishes, including edible orchids and olives. You’ll learn how to create a frozen bowl for Negroni punch, serve a Manhattan inside an ice sphere, and infuse cubes with colors and flavors to create cranberry cobblers, a color-changing Gin and Tonic, and other awesome drinks. Featuring striking color photos throughout, this handy guide―and great gift―offers easy directions for dozens of ice projects and suggestions for further freezer fun. Both instructional and inspirational, The Ice Book will help you take your nonalcoholic and boozy beverages to the next level.
The Book of Cocktail Ratios: The Surprising Simplicity of Classic Cocktails (Ruhlman’s Ratios) by Michael Ruhlman (Author), Marcella Kriebel (Illustrator) Scribner (May 23, 2023) Did you know that a Gimlet, a Daiquiri, and a Bee’s Knees are the same cocktail? As are a Cosmopolitan, a Margarita, and a Sidecar. When hosting a party wouldn’t you enjoy saying to your guests, “Would you care for a Boulevardier, perhaps, or a Negroni?” These, too, are the same cocktail, substituting one ingredient for another. Or if you’d like to be able to shake up a batch of whiskey sours for a party of eight in fewer than two minutes, then read on. As Michael Ruhlman explains, our most popular cocktails are really ratios—proportions of one ingredient relative to the others. Organized around five of our best-known, beloved, classic families of cocktails, each category follows a simple ratio from which myriad variations can be built: The Manhattan, The Gimlet, The Margarita, The Negroni, and the most debated cocktail ever, The Martini. A practical reference of cocktail classics, a source of inspiration for putting a new spin on the usual gin and tonic, and an affable tribute to the pleasures of the cocktail hour, The Book of Cocktail Ratios shows you how to serve up delectable drinks in no time. Cheers!
Eddie Muller’s Noir Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir (Turner Classic Movies) by Eddie Muller Running Press Adult (May 23, 2023) Eddie Muller—host of TCM’s Noir Alley, one of the world’s leading authorities on film noir, and cocktail connoisseur—takes film buffs and drinks enthusiasts alike on a spirited tour through the “dark city” of film noir in this stylish book packed with equal parts great cocktail recipes and noir lore. Eddie Muller’s Noir Bar pairs carefully curated classic cocktails and modern noir-inspired libations with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and insights on 50 film noir favorites. Some of the cocktails are drawn directly from the films: If you’ve seen In a Lonely Place and wondered what’s in a “Horse’s Neck”—now you’ll know. If you’re watching Pickup on South Street you’ll find out what its director, Sam Fuller, actually drank off-screen. Didn’t know that Nightmare Alley’s Joan Blondell inspired a cocktail? It may become a new favorite. Meanwhile, Rita Hayworth is toasted with a “Sailor Beware,” an original concoction which, like the film that inspired it (The Lady From Shanghai), is unique, complex, and packs a wallop. Featuring dozens of movie stills, poster art, behind-the-scenes imagery, and stunning cocktail photography, Noir Bar is both a stylish and exciting excursion through classic cinema’s most popular genre.
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson Penguin Books (May 30, 2023) The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply. As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, “You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium.” Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family’s business, is now thought of as something like the Buddha of Bourbon – Booze Yoda, as Wright Thompson calls him. He is swarmed wherever he goes, and people stand in long lines to get him to sign their bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, the whiskey he created to honor his grandfather, the founder of the family concern. A bottle of the 23-year-old Pappy starts at $3000 on the internet. As Julian is the first to say, things have gone completely nuts.
I’ll Drink to That!: Broadway’s Legendary Stars, Classic Shows, and the Cocktails They Inspired by Laurence Maslon (Author), Joan Marcus (Photographer) Weldon Owen (May 30, 2023) I’ll Drink to That! expertly mixes clever cocktails that pay homage to unforgettable Broadway shows–such as the Rainbow High from Evita and the Sidecar Named Desire–with authentic recipes for drinks that played supporting roles in beloved shows–like the legendary Vodka Stinger from Company–and shakes it up with a history of the cocktail on Broadway, detailed by one of the leading musical theater historians, Laurence Maslon.Featured throughout are fantastic images—from intoxicating images of classic shows to portraits of effervescent stage celebrities to vintage liquor ads featuring Broadway stars. Of course, the drinks themselves get their own spotlight, photographed by the legendary Broadway photographer Joan Marcus at the iconic Sardi’s restaurant, home to hundreds of opening nights over the past century. With drinks ranging from the South Pacific-inspired Bali Ha’i Ma’i Ta’i to Mame’s Cornhusker mint julep to the Hamilton My Shot, and illustrated with a wide range of rare drawings, posters, and advertisements,, I’ll Drink to That! is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the theater, enjoys an elegant bend of the elbow, and wants to be part of a long and bubbly theatrical history.
Art of Mixology Intoxicating Word Search Puzzles: More Than 350 Puzzles! Parragon Books (June 6, 2023) Cheers to these word search puzzles! Play the word searches and learn cocktail recipes, and fun facts about wine, beer, cocktails, and the world of spirits. Cocktails of the 80s, what to drink in Spain, grape varietals of South America, Scottish whiskey distilleries, and beer styles around the world are just a few of the topics you’ll find in these intoxicating pages. Adults will enjoy hours of relaxation while stimulating the brain. More than 350 puzzles for men and women –seniors especially love word searches.
Tennessee Whiskey: How the Volunteer State Became the Center of the Whiskey Renaissance by Carlo DeVito Cider Mill Press (June 6, 2023) There is no questioning that Tennessee has a rich whiskey history. With a whiskey tradition surviving both the Civil War and prohibition, Tennessee proved early on that it would be a major player in the industry. But how did the Volunteer State become the center of the whiskey renaissance? In Tennessee Whiskey, spirits expert Carlo DeVito investigates the innovative and legendary whiskey pioneers who passed down distilling traditions from generation to generation. With a wealth of distilleries to traverse on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, DeVito honors the quality ingredients, fine craftsmanship, commitment, and character that make these whiskeys a world-class standard. From Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel to newer craft distilleries that are still aging their first barrels, this book is your comprehensive guide to the state’s renowned distilleries. Explore the origins and evolution of this craft and learn Tennessee’s spirited history with Tennessee Whiskey.
New England Tiki (American Palate) by Kevin Quigley The History Press (June 12, 2023) New Englanders are as far away from the South Pacific as any American can be, yet when tiki fever gripped the country in the mid-twentieth century, even they were not immune. Tropical-themed restaurants and bars sprang up in the unlikeliest of places, from coastal cities to far-flung suburbs. Places like the Hu Ke Lau, the Aku-Aku and the Kowloon were packed every night. Decades after the fever ended, it re-emerged as a new century dawned, and New Englanders took up the mantles of Polynesian pop to escape to places of tropical leisure in their own backyard. Local author Kevin Quigley dives deep into the region’s unusual history with tiki culture.
Los Angeles Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Angels (City Cocktails) by Joseph D. Solis Cider Mill Press (June 13, 2023) These signature drink recipes from L.A. hotspots pay homage to this dynamic city. With over 100 recipes and dozens of profiles of bartenders, you can drink like a local whether you’re just visiting or entertaining at home. From iconic landmarks to old Hollywood classics and hidden gems, locals and tourists alike will discover new watering holes that are sure to satisfy all tastes. With the best signature creations by prominent mixologists in the area, this book offers a detailed rundown of the best locations L.A. has to offer. These innovative and refreshing drinks honor and reinvent classics, make the most of local ingredients, and take full advantage of the city’s colorful cocktail scene. Take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and drink your way through Los Angeles.
Drink Like a Local: Miami: A Field Guide to Miami’s Best Bars by Gabriel Urrutia (Author), Amber Love Bond (Author) Cider Mill Press; Not for Online edition (June 27, 2023) While anyone can find a high-profile bar in Miami, it takes an expert to discover the hidden drinking gems in the city. Featuring 50 bar profiles highlighting bartenders, memorabilia, and slice-of-life history about the Miami bar scene, you’ll find yourself right at home with Drink Like a Local Miami. With recipes from timeless locations and profiles on some of the best bartenders you’ve never heard of, you’ll never find yourself at a loss for your next drink with this book at your side. Beautifully illustrated pages showcase the heart of each location. You’ll feel like you’re really there long before you order your first drink. This is the definitive gift for Miami natives and lovers alike.