How's Your Drink? (Hardcover)

Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well

By Eric Felten

Agate Surrey, 9781572840898, 200pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/1/2009)

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Based on the popular feature in the "Saturday Wall Street Journal, " "How's Your Drink" illuminates the culture of the cocktail. Cocktails are back after decades of decline, but the literature and lore of the classics has been missing. John F. Kennedy played nuclear brinksmanship with a gin and tonic in his hand. Teddy Roosevelt took the witness stand to testify that six mint juleps over the course of his presidency did not make him a drunk. Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Chandler both did their part to promote the gimlet. Fighting men mixed drinks with whatever liquor could be scavenged between barrages, raising glasses to celebrate victory and to ease the pain of defeat. Eric Felten tells all of these stories and many more, and also offers exhaustively researched cocktail recipes. "How's Your Drink" is an essential addition to the literature of spirits and a fantastic holiday gift for husbands and fathers.