How to Booze

Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

By Jordan Kaye; Marshall Altier
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061963308, 224pp.)

Publication Date: June 2010

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Description

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 like a professional.




About 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.




Praise For How to Booze

“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.”
-gaz regan, co-host of ardentspirits.com and author of The Joy of Mixology

“[A] sharp guide to drinks for every conceivable occasion…buoyed by wit as bracing as a gin martini …Rather than devolving into sheer novelty, misogyny or mean-spiritedness, the authors deftly walk the line… between the educational and the irreverent, making for a terrifically entertaining guide to informed imbibing.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“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!”
-Drink Me magazine

“[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.”
-Booklist

“[O]ne part bar guide, two parts liquor love sonnet....the book serves up classic cocktails and delightfully witty reasons to drink them.”
-Associated Press

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