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!
7 Replies to “My Second Book is Out Now!”
I picked up your book yesterday and just made your Ramos Gin Fizz recipe. I have always wanted to try one, but refused to order it at a bar due to the excessive labor involved. In addition, I didn’t know how much shaking I’d need to do at home, and my inherent laziness made rationalizing avoidance easy. Your recipe turned out a beautiful (from what I’ve seen online) and delicious result. Thanks!
I’m so glad it worked out and that you’re enjoying the book!
This book is amazing and every 21 year old should be given this book on their birthday.
Thanks, Steve! That was part of the inspiration for writing it!
I’m gifting this to myself for Christmas.
Just picked it up today from B&N and already enjoying.
Really happy to hear it, Michael!