JANUARY 7 | CHEERS! COCKTAILS & TOASTS TO CELEBRATE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR | 3:00 PM
Philip Greene, winner of the 13th Annual Spirited Award for Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits, will be popping up at The Garden District Book Shop to celebrate his book Cheers! Cocktails & Toasts to Celebrate Every Day of the Year.
For every day of the year, Cheers! offers delicious cocktail recipes along with a backstory connecting the recipe to a particular day and a toast to raise in celebration. Greene draws on a range of interesting and fun events, some significant and some trivial, from the pages of history, literature, sports, entertainment, and more. Many of the toasts are classics culled from cocktail and bartending books dating to the nineteenth century, the works of Shakespeare, and other timeless sources. While the book undoubtedly acknowledges the usual noteworthy dates from around the world (New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, etc.), it also features a new twist on standard observances, offering a fresh story, angle, and drink.
Greene will be at the shop signing copies of Cheers! starting at 3:00 PM. Samples of the signature cocktail The Twelfth Night from the book will be available for guests to sample and full-sized beverages can be purchased at The Chicory House.