Mixing New Orleans and Southern Cocktails

Mixing New Orleans—Cocktails & Legends
By Phillip Collier
To purchase copies, contact Ann Rogers at 504-343-4285 or email ann@talesofthecocktail.com

I loved reading the stories and checking out the old pictures in this book, ~Mixing New Orleans—Cocktails & Legends~, that offers a historical review of the cocktail. You can read up on Sazeracs, Hurricanes, absinthe, and the famous places where to get them—the recipes mean you can learn to make them at home, too. A must-read for anyone heading to New Orleans who is planning on having a drink somewhere. It tends to happen there.

Southern Cocktails: Dixie drinks, Party Potions & Classic Libations

By Denise Gee and Robert M. Peacock

Another useful book in case all this cocktail talk has you thirsty is ~Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions & Classic Libations~. It might make you start integrating the cocktail hour like a true southerner. There are some recipes for nibbles as well, in case you have company calling. Your next Sunday is awaiting a Creole Bloody Mary.