kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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Hit the Book and Then the Bottle

There have been a lot of new cocktail books released in the past year or so. Several have focused on the trend of using super fresh ingredients, flavored syrups and complex ingredients; one discusses how to infuse your own spirits; more than a few discuss the history of the cocktail, while offering classic and modern concoctions (my favorite in this category is Dale DeGroff's book "The Art of the Cocktail"); and there is even a guide for non-alcoholic drinks that go beyond the boring cranberry and club soda.

Check my roundup of recently released cocktail guides for some liquid inspiration.