"Frustrated with encyclopedic but poorly organized collections that overwhelmed all but the professional bartender, they offer a manual for those wishing to bring the craft cocktail movement home...a great addition for all collections."?-Library Journal
"I haven't been able to put it down. Is it odd to read a recipe book as if it were a novel?"?-San Diego Magazine
"Who it's for: The home bartender that can't decide on what to drink. This book has a little bit of everything, and with eye-catching photos, you'll want it all."?-Epicurious.com
"Individuality is part of this book's charm, much like its ode to an underappreciated ingredient, Dubonnet. The greater success of The New Cocktail Hour is its ability to be many things to a variety of readers and still stand out from the pile of cocktail copycats as both useful and different."
?-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The New Cocktail Hour can help you choose a drink with confidence.... Elevate your craft with DIY bitters, the right tools and glassware, no-fail cocktail ratios and the art of the garnish, all explained in this latest cocktail book. It may be new, but it is destined to be a classic."
?-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Sized to fit on a shelf in your bar, the book has a slightly snarky, humorous tone that makes it an easy read. And the fascinating bits of history will make great cocktail party fodder. ... This new volume is a suitable gift for a recent college grad with a taste for craft cocktails."?-The Virginian-Pilot
"The lavishly photographed book is quite the entertaining read, but its smaller format means that it belongs on the shelf with your liquor, not on the coffee table. As a witty guide to the history and practice of making great cocktails, The New Cocktail Hour is a great addition to the canon of spirits writing."
About the Author
Tenaya Darlington is a food writer and educator in Philadelphia. By day, she teaches writing at Saint Joseph's University; by night she pens the cheese blog Madame Fromage (madamefromageblog.com). Her book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, may be the first cheese guide to suggest pairing cheese with cocktails. Her writing has also appeared in Cooking Light, Global Traveler, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
André and Tenaya are co-authors of the cocktail blog With the Darlingtons. .