Big Easy Cocktails

Jazzy Drinks and Savory Bites from New Orleans

By Jimmy Bannos; John Demers
Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580087193, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2006

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Cock‚Ä¢tail (kŏk'tāl') n : a many-splendored creation believed by some to have been born, bred, and elevated from mere libation to lifestyle in New Orleans. In BIG EASY COCKTAILS, chef Jimmy Bannos pays tribute to the Crescent City with a host of recipes for truly classic cocktails like the Mint Julep, newfangled concoctions like the Gentilly Sunrise, and snacks and appetizers inspired by Creole and Cajun cuisines.A colorful collection of cocktail and snack recipes that capture the authentic flavors and spirit of New Orleans.A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.Includes 50 cocktail and 35 appetizer recipes plus 30 food and location photos.Features recommended music selections to accompany each cocktail recipe and a list of New Orleans-related books and movies.

About the Author

JIMMY BANNOS, a third-generation restaurateur, opened Heaven on Seven in 1985. The restaurant now has four locations in the Chicago area.

JOHN DeMERS is a food writer, radio talk show host, and author of more than 30 books. He lives in Houston, Texas, and serves as editor of ArtsHouston magazine.

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