"several low-proof cocktails spaced out over an entire night hit the pleasure points of drinking — the taste of alcohol, the relaxation, the smooth buzz, the indulgence in something delicious — without getting hammered, and without waking up feeling awful the next day."
That was from this very interesting interview.
"the book blew away any remnants of scepticism we felt earlier: [the drinks are] punchy, packed full of sharp flavours, none too sweet, none too fruity."
Here’s [22 Summer Cocktails Perfect for An All Day BBQ] a wide variety of low-alcohol options. Nice! (Definitely going to be trying the Isinglass soon!)
Lucky NYC and Toronto! Wish I could be there, but at least you'll find copies of The Art of the Shim at the book table.
Facebook grabbed the wrong description. Here's what I'm actually linking to: "Nick Detrich Offers a Low Proof Drink Map, a Guide for Drinking During Tales of the Cocktail". Not clear what summer this was from (Tales is held in July), but it's a great list of low-proof drinks and bars where you can get them.
Here's one of the recipes from the book, Brian MacGregor of Wingtip's Perfect Thyming
Our San Francisco launch party on Monday night has expanded!
From 7:30-9pm at The Booksmith, we'll have a reading, cocktail demonstration, and Q&A with author and photographer!
Then afterwards, come over to The Alembic to mingle more. They'll have drink specials and a special appearance of bartender Rachel Leiderman, formerly of The Alembic and now to be found at Fig & Thistle.
There may also be some special prizes… Stay tuned!
Thank you, New York! You showed us a great time!
The great Joaquín Simó! His Flor de Jerez cocktail is super delicious
Wonderful to get to visit with Kenta Goto at Pegu Club last night. His elegant Far East Side was one of the first cocktails I selected for the book.
[This was a planned event at Nosa Ria which we had to cancel, if I recall rightly here in October 2015 as I copy these Facebook entries over to the blog.]