You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.
Today: Your 2015 resolution should be to drink better -- these books will show you how.
If you’re not comfortable with your shaking and stirring skills, now’s the time to change that: Knowing how to make a great cocktail or three will make any holiday party you throw -- or attend -- easier, and more fun.
The other upshot to learning more about cocktails is the wealth of beautiful, smart, and often brilliantly old-school cocktail books on the market. (One of our editors is particularly jazzed about her recently purchased copy of The Playboy Bar Book, for example.) We polled our favorite cocktail enthusiasts for their favorite cocktail books -- so that maybe your 2015 resolution can be to drink better:
Kenzi Wilbur, our Managing Editor and unofficial Drinks Editor:
Talia Baiocchi, Editor-in-Chief of PUNCH and author of Sherry:
Michael Hoffman, Food52's Product Manager and cocktail enthusiast:
Our next cookbook roundup is all about Italy, so tell us in the comments: What's your favorite Italian cookbook?