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Jun 06, 2017 | ISBN 9780399580291

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“A simple, straightforward read—complete with pretty, let-it-be-summer-already photos by Lizzie Munro—that intersperses short essays about each drinking period of the day (brunch, aperitif hour, the nightcap) with recipes from top bartenders to fit them.”
Dan Q. Dao, Saveur

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Table Of Contents


Index of Cocktails 6 Introduction 8

The Brunch Life 18
Rules of the Brunch Drink 25


The Day Drinker’s Palate 40
The Jazz Age Lawn Party 48


The Low-Proof Cocktail Movement 68
Rules of the Aperitif Cocktail 75
Aperitif Hour in America 82
Aperitif at Home 92


Culinary Cocktails 104
Mise en Place 110
Pairing Cocktails with Food 116


Anatomy of a Nightcap 137 
Building a Nightcap Bar 142

Syrups & More


EAST OF EDEN, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland 21 
SEÑORITA SPRITZ, Lynnette Marrero, Llama Inn, Brooklyn 22 
TIGER BEAT, Marta Jean Evans, Longman & Eagle, Chicago 29 
GRIEVOUS ANGEL, Laurent Lebec, Big Star, Chicago 30 

SAN PANCHO, Caitlin Laman, Chicago 36 
SURF CITY SPRITZ, Dan Sabo & Harry May Kline, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles 39 
FOR REX, Neal Bodenheimer, Cure, New Orleans 44 
NUDIE BEACH, Brian Griffiths, The Broken Shaker, Miami 47 
FLAPPER’S DELIGHT, Julie Reiner, Clover Club, Brooklyn 51 
DA HORA, Ivy Mix, Leyenda, Brooklyn 52 

RIVINGTON PUNCH, Natasha David, Nitecap, New York 63 
C VIDAL, Pamela Wiznitzer, Seamstress, New York 64 
LYSETTE, Franky Marshall, Le Boudoir, Brooklyn 70 
A SCENTED STRETCH, Greg Best, Ticonderoga Club, Atlanta 73 
AL FRESCO SPRITZ, Naren Young, Dante, New York 78 
QUI OUI?, Nico de Soto, Mace, New York 81 
THE SHINING PATH, Will Elliott, Maison Premiere, Brooklyn 85 
GENTLEMAN CALLER, Abigail Gullo, Compère Lapin, New Orleans 86 
TÊTE-À-TÊTE, Xavier Herit, Wallflower, New York 95 

VOODOO DOWN, Leo Robitschek, Eleven Madison Park, New York 106 
DARLIN’ DON’T REFRAIN, Micah Melton, The Aviary, Chicago 109 
KEYSTONE HIGHBALL, Julia Momose, GreenRiver, Chicago 113 
SMOKED TOMATO, Matthew Biancaniello, Los Angeles 114 
THE HUDSON GLACIER, Jay Bordeleau, Maven, San Francisco 118 
FIORE DI FRANCIA, Ezra Star, Drink, Boston 121 

SAILIN’ ON, Karri Cormican, Wildhawk, San Francisco 132 
TURN DOWN SERVICE, Dan Greenbaum, Attaboy, New York 135 
MIDNIGHT BOUQUET, Meaghan Dorman, Raines Law Room, New York 138 
COOPER’S NIGHTCAP, Jamie Boudreau, Canon, Seattle 141 
LICKETY SPLIT, Kimberly Rosselle, Trick Dog, San Francisco 145 
DUBOUDREAU COCKTAIL, Jim Meehan, PDT, New York 146 

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