Everything is fitting into place for the release of The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level in September!
You can pre-order the book online and in several stores already, with more coming.
The bookstore launch party will be at The Booksmith in San Francisco's Upper Haight, Monday, September 23rd at 7:30 PM. There will also be some pop-up festivities at the bars featured in the book. Keep an eye on the Bibulo.us Twitter account for announcements.
To get you warmed up, here is the complete list of the book's 53 tested and true recipes:
Adonis, Alfonso, Amaretto Sour, Americano, Antique Sour, Apparent Sour, Backpedal, Bamboo, Ben's Good Humor, Bitter Giuseppe, Bloody Betty, Bored Stiff, Boulevardier 1934, Champagne Julep, Cherry Mixture Cocktail, Chrysanthemum, Coffee Cocktail, Devil's Cocktail, Diamond Daisy Shim, Diplomat, Dubonnet Velvet, Epiphany, Far East Side, Fino Noir, Fire-Breathing Devil, Flor de Jerez, Flying Horseman, Grasshopper, Haberdasher, The Iggy, Jeff's Whimsy Shim, Lindsey's Whimsy Shim, Lodestone, Michelada, Nopa's Grapefruit Cocktail, Pantomime Cocktail, Perfect Thyming, Pimm's Cup, Pleasant Evening, Port of Havana, Port of SF, Rhum Dandy Shim, Rose (fallen), Satan's Whiskers (curled), Sherry Cobbler, The Shortie, Silver Ruby, Sloe Gin Fizz, Snow White, Sophia Loren Shim, Spion Kop Cocktail, Spring Green, Teresa.
Where possible recipes have been confirmed with their creators. When multiple recipes exist, for example with the Pimm's Cup, different versions were tested to select the best. (Thank you to my group of "guinea pigs" and their eclectic palates!)