This spirited tour of literary history pairs forty-three great American authors with their favorite cocktails—plus boozy quotes, tales of barroom antics and more.
What do William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O’Neill, and John Steinbeck have in common? They’re all writers. They’re all Americans. They all won the Nobel Prize in Literature. And they all enjoyed a good, stiff drink.
In this entertaining homage to the golden age of the cocktail, illustrator Edward Hemingway and writer Mark Bailey present the best (and thirstiest) American writers, their favorite cocktails, true stories of their saucy escapades, and intoxicating excerpts from their literary works.
From Jack Kerouac’s Margarita to James Baldwin’s Shandy Gaff and Lillian Hellman’s Daiquiry, it’s the perfect blend of classic cocktail recipes, literary history, and tales of straight-up fun.