I’m so proud to announce that my second book, Drinking Distilled: A User’s Manual, is out now! Just a couple of years in the making, this one is radically different from my first book, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique.
Drinking Distilled is a sort of how-to manual for those of us who enjoy drinking spirits and cocktails. It’s the sort of book that I wish someone had handed me back when I began this long journey into the world of bars, parties, spirits, and cocktails. And since I had no such book in my life and had to learn it by living it, I decided to set out to write the book I always wanted.
A wonderful, dedicated team of people at Ten Speed Press helped me turn this vision into a reality, but the real star of the show was my good friend (and former Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko bartender) Sami Gaston, whose illustrations tied the whole book together and really punctuated some of the more esoteric points I was attempting to make with my limited vocabulary.
I hope you’ll pick up the book and that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you!