How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well by Eric Felten

How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well

Based on the popular feature in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, How's Your Drink illuminates the culture of the cocktail. Cocktails are back after decades of decline, but the literature and lore of the classics has been missing. John F. Kennedy played nuclear brinksmanship with a gin and tonic in his hand. Teddy Roosevelt took the witness stand to testify that six mint j...

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How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well Reviews

  • Wayne
    Eric Felten is writing more detailed and carefully researched cocktail history than anyone else today -- his Saturday columns in the Wall Street Journal are well worth following. I was really looking forward to this book, and it didn't disappoint. Well, it did a little -- it's a collection of the co...
  • Rob Fisch
    I had higher expectations for this one. At the very least I was hoping to walk away with a greater understanding of the history of certain cocktails and with the curiosity to try a few new ones. Nah, neither really happened. I ended up skipping quite a bit of this book because it didn't hold my inte...
  • Ellen
    I was excited to read this book, and while it wasn't bad, I agree with the review below, I was expecting more. While talking to a bartender at a local watering hole, he pointed me to a book called "Imbibe" which I promptly ordered from Amazon and started reading yesterday. That book is already excee...
  • Christopher
    This book is a birthday present from my brother. And what a great book it is. It combines two of my favorite subjects, history and cocktails, using a style I love, a wry humor with a few jabs here and there.To anyone who'll listen, I'll tell them I have created two drinks in my time. The first is a ...
  • H.
    This book is a delight! Felten is a true wit and accomplished collector of all the best anecdotes, myths, and literary tidbits about drink. While many books in this genre are meant (as often stated in introductions and forwards) to be read erratically, flipped through, referenced from time to time a...
  • Julie Davis
    #45 - 2010.I always enjoyed reading Eric Felten's weekly cocktail column in the Wall Street Journal and was very sorry when it recently ended. Luckily, this book conveys the interesting combination of history and drink that Felten is so good at writing. With delicious and carefully selected recipes,...
  • Jesse
    This short read by frequent WSJ Off-Duty contributor Eric Felten is a great blend of history, trivia, and cocktail primers for the well versed or just interested drinker. If you want to make a drink then any bartender's guide will do, but if you want to know why a drink is made the way it is and how...
  • Todd
    Great! Everything you wanted to know about the Bronx and other cocktails, including what drinks literary characters mixed. Example: Babbit was a poor maker of cocktails....
  • Audra Jenkins
    This is a fun, funny, and fast read that made me want to overhaul (or at least add to) my liquor cabinet. Great historical and anecdotal tidbits along with classic cocktail recipes. Love the writing which sometimes goes over the top, but feels tongue-in-cheek enough to not be pretentious....

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