Drink Up | Wyatt’s World

As the fall cookbook season gets underway—look for the annual Cookbook Countdown starting November 3—don’t forget the many titles focused on beverages, from bourbon to tea. These picks combine bar food and drinks, flash fiction and cocktails, and even famous distillery cats. Here are six covering swills of all sorts.

Spritz by Talia Baiocchi & Leslie Pariseau | LJ Review

Coauthors Baiocchi and Pariseau, managing editors of the lively online drinks magazine Punch, present this attractive book on Italy’s iconic sparkling aperitivo, locating its origins—and its spirit—in the concept of sprezzatura: an untranslatable spirit of “effortless grace” that dates back to the 16th century.

Wild Drinks & Cocktails by Emily Han | LJ Review

In her first book, Los Angeles–based “wildcrafter” and drinks expert Han provides recipes for syrups and various libations to make at home using gathered or purchased plants, flowers, spices, and fruits.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 15, 2013

A hard-rockin’ look at Metallica, The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, a visually appealing guide for accomplished bartenders and newcomers alike, a firsthand account from Jawhariyyeh, a Paleo primer, read smarter and enjoy reading more, a historical framework of the Native American literary struggle

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 8, 2013

Drinking in the French Quarter, speaking, again, with Susan Sontag, The Paris Gourmet, Polish author Hłasko, an important African American figure, 1001 movies to see, a passionate work about community activism, End of Days on Kennedy, only for Rihanna fans

Recipes on the Rocks | August 2013

Reviews of Cocktails for a Crowd: More Than 40 Recipes for Making Popular Drinks in Party-Pleasing Batches and Happy Hour at Home: Libations and Small Plates for Easy Get-Togethers.

What To Brew, Mix, & Serve | Wyatt’s World

Classic cocktails, true brews, twists in tequila, slushes for a change? Every glass has a plot.

Wyatt’s World: You Want a Drink With That?

Wyatt’s World: You Want a Drink With That?