Category: Books

Book Review: Jason Wilson’s “Wine Cocktails (Planet of the Grapes)”

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The use of wine in cocktails is a hot trend among today’s top bartenders. But as Jason Wilson’s excellent new book shows, this trend is actually ages old. I grew up in Bakersfield, California, a community with a large Basque population. (Thus my fondness for the Picon Punch.) One of the most popular drinks with … Read more

“Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Drinks” – Free for a Limited Time

Professor Cocktails Holiday Drinks: Recipes for Mixed Drinks and More

From now until December 20, 2013, Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Drinks: Recipes for Mixed Drinks and More is free to download from Amazon. Think of it as my Christmas gift to you, as a thank you for being a loyal reader. Stuffed full of 112 recipes for drinks of all kinds, Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Drinks is your secret weapon for … Read more

Sale on “Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde”


In celebration of the release of my latest ebook, Professor Cocktail’s Holiday Drinks: Recipes for Mixed Drinks and More, I’m running a sale on my first ebook. For the next 2 days (starting right now, Sunday 12/8/2013), Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink is available for only 99¢. After that, the price goes … Read more

Book Deals of Interest

Torn from the pages of Publishers Marketplace, here are some book deals from the past year that caught my eye. December 4, 2013 Bartender and journalist Jacob Grier’s COCKTAILS ON TAP: The Art of Mixing Spirits And Beer, featuring more than 50 recipes for mixed drinks featuring beer as an ingredient, to Laura Dozier at Stewart, Tabori & Chang, by Jud … Read more