From the foremost figure on the New Orleans’ drinking scene and the owner of renowned bar Cure—winner of the James Beard Award for Best Bar Program—a cocktail book that celebrates the vibrant city.
“A definitive guidebook to the city’s towering landmarks, both vintage and new. If you can’t make it to New Orleans, buy this book—it’s the next best thing.”—Wayne Curtis, author ofAnd a Bottle of Rum
New Orleans is known for its spirit(s)–driven festivities. Neal Bodenheimer and coauthor Emily Timberlake tell the city’s story through 100 cocktails, each chosen to represent New Orleans’ past, present, and future.
A love letter to the city and the cast of characters that have had a hand in making it so singular,Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Em features interviews with local figures such as Ian Neville, musician and New Orleans funk royalty, plus a few tips on how to survive your first Mardi Gras. Along the way, the reader is taken on a journey that highlights the rich history and complexity of the city and the drinks it inspired, as well as the techniques and practices that Cure has perfected in their mission to build forward rather than just looking back. Of course, this includes the classics every self-respecting drinker should know, especially if you’re a New Orleanian: the Sazerac, Julep, Vieux Carré, Ramos Gin Fizz, Cocktail à la Louisiane, and French 75. Famous local chefs have contributed easy recipes for snacks with local flavor, perfect for pairing with these libations.
Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Emis a beautiful keepsake for anyone who has fallen under New Orleans’s spell and a must-have souvenir for the millions of people who visit the city each year.
Size: 7 x 9
Page Count: 256
Illustrations: 100 color photographs
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