15 new cocktails and drink books on everything from distilling to mead to drinks to accompany music and travel to favorite bars to rules for drinking.
For my latest story on SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about gin portfolios (navy, barrel, flavors, distillers editions, sloe, etc) - not just that they're now a thing, but why some producers decided to launch more than one gin at a time and how some imported gins offer a rainbow of flavors at home but just a bottle or two internationally.
Last year, we saw rosé everywhere: on tap, in cocktails, and in slushie "frosé" format. This year I think we'll be seeing rosé mixed into more and more finished products.
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.