We love our cocktail books here at Spirited Miami and within the past couple of years with the cocktail renaissance in full effect it seems like there is a new book everyday. We love to break them down by season. Here is our list of spring releases that should make it on your bookshelf:
The Bloody Mary: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond
by Brian Bartels
A brunch lovers favorite, the Bloody Mary, has gotten different variations all over the world. According to King Cocktail himself:
“I know that everyone believes their Bloody Mary recipe is the best, and that makes me happy. But Mr. Bartels’ thesis on the subject demands the immediate attention of all aficionados of this beloved classic. It is an eye-opener.”
—DALE DEGROFF, author of The Essential Cocktail
Don’t think we need to add more, royalty has spoken.
Available at Amazon for the low price of $11.04. Here.
Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink
by Randy Mosher (Author), Ray Daniels (Foreword), Sam Calagione (Foreword)
So many new beers and breweries popping up in our backyard, we love this resource to lead the way. The 2nd edition builds upon an already comprehensive guide for everything and anything beer. Features the most current information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, food and beer pairings, and draft beer systems. A must-have for any beer enthusiast.
Available here on Amazon. $19.06.
How to Drink French Fluently: A Guide to Joie de Vivre with St-Germain Cocktails
By Drew Lazor (Author), Camille Ralph Vidal (Author)
Our friend Camille Ralph Vidal and Drew Lazor released their wonderful book that we got to preview at a local event. A beautifully written book with recipes from some of the best bartenders in the world. A must-have for Francophiles and elderflower lovers alike.
Release Date: June 6th 2017. Available here on Amazon. $11.04.
Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spirits
by Tom Acitelli
The stories behind the stories. We love how Tom digs into American craft distilling and how its changing the way we drink. A must read for any cocktail enthusiast.
Release date: June 1st, 2017. Available here on Amazon. $12.08.
Wine Isn’t Rocket Science: A Quick and Easy Guide to Understanding, Buying, Tasting, and Pairing Every Type of Wine
By Ophelie Neiman (Author), Yannis Varoutsikos (Illustrator)
An easy read that doesn’t scare you away from the wine category. A perfect guide for the beginner to the expert. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the color, aroma, and taste of the world’s most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident ordering and serving wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest possible way. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance.
Release date: April 25th 2017. Available here on Amazon. $15.82
There you have it folks, some beauties for the spring. Fall looks like it building up to be something special as well, stay tuned.