Behold! Here is my round-up of all the cocktails and spirits books (plus a few others) that were released in 2017. This year, beyond the annual deluge of whisky books, there are books aping the bartender lifestyle (Drink Like a Bartender, Straight Up), more narrative books (I Hear She's a Real Bitch, By the Smoke and the Smell), and recipe books seeking to simplify the process (3 Ingredient Cocktails, The Imbible, Road Soda) rather than reveal the secrets of complex drinks from top bars. All in all, another great year for reading about drinking.
You can do all your holiday shopping without leaving the warmth and comfort of your favorite bar.
For a quick post on Details.com I wrote about two new travel cocktail kits. The first one is above. The second one is the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit: Read about them both here. Happy trails!
Have you seen enough gift guides yet? Answer: NO YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS ONE.
Each year for Details.com I write a gift guide of spirits to consider for holiday gifting or just winter drinking. This year's list includes 11 spirits and 1 book, nearly all of which came out in the later half of the year.
I have a to-read backlog of more than 40 cocktails and spirits books in my house, and that's just the print ones. So while I haven't read the majority of these books released in 2013 yet, I want to list them all together in case you want to buy something for yourself or a liquor fan by the end of the year. Notable Cocktail and Spirits Books Published in 2013: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks [link] [Alcademics review] The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level [link] American Whiskey, Bourbon &...
Octopus Punch Bowl - I haven't forgotten about this punch bowl since I saw it at Bellocq in New Orleans a couple years ago, and then Imbibe magazine had a picture of it in their November 2013 issue. It's available on the VagabondHouse website (for a mere $2640) along with a whole bunch of other cool octopus stuff. Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle - For a mere $365 you can have a bracelet you can drink out of. It's so obvious that nobody would think to check your jewelry for contraband liquor at any event for which a giant bulbous gold...
Hey, I wrote up a gift guide of spirits for Details.com. It includes rum, tequila, gin, vodka, scotch and other whiskies, brandy, and a liqueur. Go get it. Related articles Drink Books Published in 2013 in Consideration for Gifting or Reading With Tobacco-Flavored Liquor, You Can Smoke While You Drink