Drinking with Saint Nick: Christmas Cocktails for Sinners and Saints
Drinking is pretty much synonymous with the holiday season. Whether it’s having a few celebratory quaffs with friends, toasting work colleagues at the holiday party, tippling to survive family encounters, or diving headfirst into the killer egg nog your brother makes with lighter fluid a la Better Off Dead, you’re bound to toss back a drink or two as December arrives.
But what if you want your cocktails to have more of a holiday theme? Drinking with Saint Nick offers some ideas for how to accomplish just that. This homebrewed bartender’s friend is loaded with drink recipes aplenty, including an advent calendar with drinks for every day AND saint (complete with the tales of those saints and why the cocktails apply). And if you’d like to sip your way through the 12 days of Christmas, they’ve got you covered there as well.
But don’t dismiss this book as drunken holiday fun. Although there’s a playful sense of humor behind the author’s cocktails and saintly pairings, there’s a sincerity to the entire endeavor that is immensely charming. At no point is the author defaming, mocking, or otherwise disrespecting any of these saints or holidays.
It makes for an intriguing combination of informative and engaging reading (not to mention mixing).
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Michael P. Foley|
|Page Count||224 pages|
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|Category||Cooking, Food & Wine|