A lick of salt and the sour tang of lime balanced by a hint of sweet make the margarita the perfect summer thirst quencher. Fresh cane juice or tamarind puree makes it better than perfect.
The Seasonal Cocktail Companion is a season-by-season toolkit for stocking your bar straight from the farmers market. From rhubarb bitters in the springtime to Horchata nog in the summer, spirits expert Maggie Savarino gives you the tools to infuse your bar with flavorful character.
This book will not only feature recipes based around specific seasonal ingredients of a culinary bent but also show how certain cocktails can transition through the seasons--winterizing tequila and getting nog out in the sun. The book will be organized by seasons, with drink recipes geared towards the particular season as well as classic recipes--like the Champagne Cocktail or punch--reimagined for each season.
Maggie Savarino was the booze columnist for The Seattle Weekly from 2006 to 2010, and has tended bar for over fifteen years. She is also a Certified Wine Educator and ran the wine and beer program at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine, one of the nation’s top specialty food stores, for several years. Maggie is currently the General Manager at Madison Park Conservatory, an award-winning restaurant in Seattle. She can be found online at boozelabs.com and twitter.com/maggiesavarino.