A Mixologist’s Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails By Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse Publishing www.skyhorsepublishing.com $19.99 In classy bars and cocktail lounges across America, tea is making a big splash. Absolut has launched a line of tea-infused vodka, companies such as Owl’s Brew are springing up with teas crafted specifically as cocktail mixers, and foodie magazines such as Saveur and Food & Wine are featuring hot chai toddies and gin-spiked iced teas. Here organic tea company Teatulia partners with Gehring to provide a stunning collection of hot and cold tea cocktail recipes sure to impress any mixologist or tea lover. Learn how to balance the unique flavors of herbal and black teas with just the right spirits to create drinks such as Rooibos Berry Daiquiri, Lemongrass mojito, Chai white Russian, and many more! Teatulia brings to the book the same passion they bring to their teas, which are grown in a single USDA-certified organic garden in northern Bangladesh and sold across the United States and Canada. With beautiful photographs and easy-tofollow instructions, this is the perfect gift for the bartender, budding mixologist, or tea enthusiast in your life.
Oil, Spirit, Water By Eric Prum & Josh Williams Clarkson Potter Publishing www.penguinrandomhouse.com $25.00 From the authors of Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails comes Infuse, a recipe book filled with fresh and flavorful oil, spirit, and water infusions. Authors Eric Prum and Josh Williams’ passion for infusing oils, spirits and waters began one summer nearly a decade ago when the two first made peach-infused bourbon. They were awestruck. The seemingly simple process of adding fresh, local peaches to a Mason jar of Kentucky Bourbon, and infusing the mixture for a handful of weeks had somehow resulted in something so much greater than the sum of its parts. In Infuse the authors share not only their favorite infusion recipes, but also how to use them in food and cocktails, like a spicy chili oil added to a grilled pizza bianca or a hot toddy spiked with the peach bourbon that started it all years ago. With more than 50 recipes for infusing oils, spirits and waters, Infuse provides instructions, quick tips and plenty of inspiration for how you can make delicious infusions part of your everyday.
Shakespeare, Not Stirred Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas By Caroline Bicks, PhD & Michelle Ephraim, PhD Perigree Books www.penguinrandomhouse.com $17.00 Shakespeare, Not Stirred is a cocktail book that brings a Shakespeare-inspired twist to life’s everyday highs and lows. The thirty-four original drinks and twenty-eight hors d’oeuvres recipes each highlight a particular Shakespearean character or theme through which the authors riff on a specific everyday problem—some comic, some tragic, but all of them Shakespearean to the core. Feeling paranoid about your power-hungry colleagues? Whip up Julius Caesar’s “Et Tu, Brut” Champagne Cocktail and you’ll forget about getting stabbed in the back. Stressed out by your unambitious husband? Our Lady Macbeth’s G-Spot guarantees some happy “me time.” Each drink is matched with hors d’oeuvres, dubbed “Savory Matters,” that follow the same formula, such as Falstaff’s Paunch Sliders and Macbeth’s Crushed Nuts.