How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice [NOOK Book]

Overview

There is a perfect drink for every situation. So what should you drink tonight? It depends . . .

Are you stalking your ex? Try a pisco sour.

Drowning out the ticking of your biological clock? A bee's knees will do.

Spoiling for a vicious brawl with your dearest loved ones? A tipperary helps you get there.

Sinking into debauchery underneath ...

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How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

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Overview

There is a perfect drink for every situation. So what should you drink tonight? It depends . . .

Are you stalking your ex? Try a pisco sour.

Drowning out the ticking of your biological clock? A bee's knees will do.

Spoiling for a vicious brawl with your dearest loved ones? A tipperary helps you get there.

Sinking into debauchery underneath the mistletoe at your boss's holiday party? A presbyterian, what else?

How to Booze has all the answers on what to drink when. Armed with nearly one hundred iconic recipes, useful facts on technique and ingredients, and more than enough advice to get you into trouble, you will now know just the right drink for the occasion—and how to prepare it likea professional.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

In their introduction, experienced barhands Altier and Kaye state that a "good drink, when it's put together right and is suited to the occasion, transforms you into a better version of yourself," setting the tone for this sharp guide to drinks for every conceivable occasion. Buoyed by wit as bracing as a gin martini, the duo lead a tour through dozens of cocktails, offering suggestions for the end of a long unlucky streak (a Gin Rickey) and when sitting next to a movie star (the rum and fruit-juicy Mary Pickford) as well as more commonplace events like meeting the in-laws (the gin-based Fine and Dandy), a high school reunion (a Rusty Nail), or flying coach (a Madras). Rather than devolving into sheer novelty, misogyny or mean-spiritedness, the authors deftly walk the line (rare exceptions include "last drink before AA"), offering cogent information on a drink's creation and characteristics, along with sharp commentary such as "your sexual orientation is at best a self-fulfilling prophecy, and not a very interesting one at that" in the entry for sexual experimentation (calling for a rye-and-maraschino liqueur Fancy Free). The duo, veteran New York drink-slingers both (Altier currently runs a Manhattan bar), keep a canny balance between the educational and the irreverent, making for a terrifically entertaining guide to informed imbibing.
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Drink Me magazine
“Prepare to make delicious drinks and then spurt them out your nose all over your kitchen laughing at this naughty cocktail and awkward-social-situation survival guide….[E]ncourages cocktail consumption and mischief!”
Booklist
“[E]ntertaining….like getting a talking-to from a bartender who’s seen it all …. The drinks advice is remarkably good, from empowering explanations of cocktail fundamentals to variations on classics that are well worth trying.”
Associated Press Staff
“[O]ne part bar guide, two parts liquor love sonnet....the book serves up classic cocktails and delightfully witty reasons to drink them.”
gaz regan
“If you’re not sure how to booze, this book will lead the way. If you think that you do know how to booze, it will show you where you’ve been going wrong. A delightful read with an opinion all its own, along with style, wisdom, and lots of sarcasm.”
Drink Me Magazine
"Prepare to make delicious drinks and then spurt them out your nose all over your kitchen laughing at this naughty cocktail and awkward-social-situation survival guide….[E]ncourages cocktail consumption and mischief!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061998027
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,099,111
  • File size: 688 KB

Meet the Author

Jordan Kaye is a writer and lawyer with a life passion for moderate boozing. He lives with his wife, Jocelyn; their two children, Ellis and Gideon; and a sprawling collection of bottles and barware in Brooklyn, New York.

Marshall Altier is a bartender, a consultant, and a writer based in New York City and Hong Kong. He has been part of the opening teams of several well-known New York bars and his original creations have been featured in print in the New York Post's Page Six Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and New York magazine. He has also designed drink menus and food pairings for a variety of establishments and brands across the world.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Wonderful book about booze and bad advice

    I was sad when I finished this book. There are many great recipes that I look forward to destroying my liver with. Very funny and informative.

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