I'm Just Here for the Drinks: A Guide to Spirits, Drinking and More Than 100 Extraordinary Cocktails, by Sother Teague
Sother Teague, one of New York’s most knowledgeable bartenders and Wine Enthusiast's Mixologist of the Year (2017), presents a brief history of both classic and lesser-known spirits with modern-day wit and old-school bar wisdom, accompanied by easy-to-mix drink recipes you’ll soon commit to memory.
Better than bellying up to some of the world’s best bars with a veteran bartender, this series of essays and conversations on all things alcohol aims to reveal how the joy of drinking changed both history and culture?and will likely inspire you to make a little history of your own. After all, no retelling of a great caper or revolutionary event ever started with the phrase, “So a bunch of guys are all eating salad…”.
This hardcover collection of timeless tips, insight from industry pros and 100+ recipes is more than just a cocktail book: It’s a manifesto for living a more spirited life.
Professional barman Sother Teague, Wine Enthusiast’s Mixologist of the Year (2017), is the former president of the New York chapter of United States Bartenders Guild, Beverage Director at New York bitters and amaro mecca Amor y Amargo, co-founder of NYC bars Coup and the Windmill, and the host of Speakeasy on Heritage Radio Network. He developed a love of teaching while working on the Food Network's Good Eats, and has been featured as a cocktail expert by such publications as Esquire, GQ, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out, BuzzFeed and more. He lives and works in New York’s East Village, and you should come see him for a drink sometime.
August 28, 2018