"Everything you need to know about throwing a successful cocktail party is in this new book" -- Los Angeles Times


“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.”

“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

“Individuality is part of this book's charm, much like its ode to an underappreciated ingredient, Dubonnet. But 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

“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

“These sibling cocktail enthusiasts have compiled a big book of pretty drinks. The photography is downright mouth-watering and the text layout is also quite easy on the eyes. The cocktails are well organized by category and presented with historical reference, with easy to follow instructions and even food pairings.”
—The Alcohol Professor.com 

Published by Running Press (April 26, 2016)

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The explosion of artisan bitters, craft spirits, and resurrected liqueurs ushered in by today’s craft cocktail movement means that home mixology is more exciting than ever. The New Cocktail Hour is an approachable guide that emphasizes quality ingredients and entertaining. It's organized by era so that both novices and experts can enjoy preparing drinks in context.

  •  200+ vintage and modern recipes
  • tips on pairing cocktails with everything from pizza to oysters
  • suggested brands for building a well-stocked bar
  • seasonal ideas for garden-to-glass drinks, syrups, and shrubs
  •  advice for hosting craft cocktails parties at home
  • no-fail cocktail ratios to help you invent your own drinks
  • special chapter on low-proof and N/A cocktails  
  • gorgeous photos by Jason Varney

Authors André and Tenaya Darlington’s shared passion for serving well-made drinks stirs together history and stylish entertaining techniques for cocktailing at home.