Thursday, January 5, 2017

Get Lit: A Proper Drink Book Review

As my various social media descriptors proclaim, I'm a fond lover of books and drinks. Because of this fact, it should come as no surprise that I jumped at the chance to read acclaimed New York Times columnist Robert Simonson's recent release on 'The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World'.

What I liked about this piece of literature is that it's unlike anything else in my libation library. It's more than just a pretty cover (which by the way, its art deco style design is very beautiful). It goes deeper than a collection of cocktail recipes. This is a book in the truest sense of the word.


If you've ever tended bar or know someone who does, this would make a fantastic gift. It's also an interesting read for drinks lovers and those who appreciate quality storytelling.

What the publisher says about A Proper Drink:

A Proper Drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer Robert Simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, and the result is a rollicking (if slightly tipsy) story of the characters--bars, bartenders, patrons, and visionaries--who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making. The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails--25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders--to emerge from the movement

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FTC: I was fortunate to receive a copy of this book by my own selection for review consideration through the tremendous program. I highly recommend this service to fellow bloggers, readers and authors alike. All opinions are entirely my own.

Now Playing: "Proof" by I Am Kloot
*One of those rare gems of a song that I ephemerally loved but totally forgot about. Was excited to rediscover it over a decade later. Very appropriate tune for this post.

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!