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Book Review: To Have and Have Another

Book Review: To Have and Have Another

We first became acquainted with “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion” at Tales of the Cocktail. The book was nominated for a Spirited Award, and the author, Philip Greene, was a regular presence at seminars and events throughout the festival. The title alone piqued our interest —…read more →

Book Review: Handcrafted Cocktails by Molly Wellmann

Book Review: Handcrafted Cocktails by Molly Wellmann

“Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s Guide to Classic Drinks for Morning Noon & Night” is the new, lengthy-titled tome from Molly Wellmann, a Cincinnati-based bartender, bar owner and general cocktail aficionado. Like every cocktail book ever, it begins with an introduction to bar basics, including bartending tools and techniques, as well…read more →

Book Review: The New Old Bar

Book Review: The New Old Bar

We get a lot of books sent our way. Biographies of distillation pioneers. Tomes dissecting a particular spirit. And of course, recipe books. Some are solid (“Punch”). Many are not (“Martinis for Moms”). So when “The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks” crossed our desks, we figured we…read more →

Book Review: Vodka Distilled

Book Review: Vodka Distilled

Vodka Distilled is a relatively new book from bartender, drinks consultant and self-titled “Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim. Vodka holds an interesting place in the market. It remains the  most consumed spirit — both stateside and abroad — while being generally maligned by serious drinks enthusiasts, cocktail bars and many high-profile…read more →

Book Review: Tequila Mockingbird

Book Review: Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist is a new book by Tim Federle. And as you might have discerned from the name, Tim’s got quite a predilection for puns. This book’s geared toward literary enthusiasts, and features 65 drink recipes, each tied to a particular novel. So expect recipes…read more →