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

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A book by Eric Felten

With authority and just a hint of snobbery, Wall Street Journal columnist Felten indulges the dedicated drinker with this unwavering, well-informed appreciation of the "secular communion" of a good drink. Chock-full of obscure and fascinating anecdotes, … see full wiki

Author: Eric Felten
Publisher: Agate Surrey
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Fine writing as well as a fine reference

  • Oct 9, 2008
Even though my wife has subscribed to The Wall Street Journal for years, and I have a general interest in cocktails and "the art of drinking well," it wasn't until I spread out a section of the paper for the equally manly art of polishing a pair of shoes that I encountered the work of Eric Felten -- and even then, it was his excellent review of Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity, not his regular column. I noticed this book in his bio blurb and got hold of a copy as soon as I could. From now on, I'm going to make a point of borrowing the Journal weekend section so I don't miss any more of his writing (I'm also, on his recommendation, going to read "Men to Boys").

"How's Your Drink" is an entertaining summary history of mixed drinks in America, a look at cocktail culture, and an entertainingly opinionated review of drinks and drink recipes. While not a "bar book" in the traditional sense, it would certainly be handy to keep around for that purpose too, both for the classics and for variants and new drinks invented by Felten himself. Whether you're a historian of American culture or an aficionado of the "cocktail resurgence" in need of some facts to back up your swank, "How's Your Drink" should both entertain and satisfy.

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