How to Booze

How to Booze : Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice

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Offering exquisite cocktails and unsound advice, How to Booze by Jordan Kaye and Marshall Altier pairs the perfect cocktail with unfailingly entertaining advice for all of life's most alcohol-inducing moments. Much more than just a guide to mixology, How to Booze is a hilarious and remarkably prescient, if somewhat degenerate, guide to life-or at least that part of life that would be greatly improved in the company of Johnny Walker or Jack Daniels.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 202 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061963305
  • 9780061963308
  • 728,829

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"If you're not sure how to booze, this book will lead the way. If you think that you do know how to booze, it will show you where you've been going wrong. A delightful read with an opinion all its own, along with style, wisdom, and lots of sarcasm." -- gaz regan, co-host of and author of The Joy of Mixology "[A] sharp guide to drinks for every conceivable occasion...buoyed by wit as bracing as a gin martini ...Rather than devolving into sheer novelty, misogyny or mean-spiritedness, the authors deftly walk the line... between the educational and the irreverent, making for a terrifically entertaining guide to informed imbibing." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Prepare to make delicious drinks and then spurt them out your nose all over your kitchen laughing at this naughty cocktail and awkward-social-situation survival guide....[E]ncourages cocktail consumption and mischief!" -- Drink Me magazine "[E] getting a talking-to from a bartender who's seen it all .... The drinks advice is remarkably good, from empowering explanations of cocktail fundamentals to variations on classics that are well worth trying." -- Booklist "[O]ne part bar guide, two parts liquor love sonnet....the book serves up classic cocktails and delightfully witty reasons to drink them." -- Associated Press
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Back cover copy

There is a perfect drink for every situation. So what should you drink tonight? It depends . . .

Are you stalking your ex? Try a pisco sour.

Drowning out the ticking of your biological clock? A bee's knees will do.

Spoiling for a vicious brawl with your dearest loved ones? A tipperary helps you get there.

Sinking into debauchery underneath the mistletoe at your boss's holiday party? A presbyterian, what else?

How to Booze has all the answers on what to drink when. Armed with nearly one hundred iconic recipes, useful facts on technique and ingredients, and more than enough advice to get you into trouble, you will now know just the right drink for the occasion--and how to prepare it likea professional.
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About Jordan Kaye

Jordan Kaye is a writer and lawyer with a life passion for moderate boozing. He lives with his wife, Jocelyn; their two children, Ellis and Gideon; and a sprawling collection of bottles and barware in Brooklyn, New York. Marshall Altier is a bartender, a consultant, and a writer based in New York City and Hong Kong. He has been part of the opening teams of several well-known New York bars and his original creations have been featured in print in the New York Post's Page Six Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and New York magazine. He has also designed drink menus and food pairings for a variety of establishments and brands across the world.
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