Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails With 100 Recipes
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Leyenda, Ivy Mix's Brooklyn bar, was nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program in 2019. Its focus on drinks from throughout Latin America makes it distinctive in a city with many remarkable bars.
Here, in sections devoted to spirits produced from agave, sugarcane, and grapes, Mix delivers not only recipes, but a strong sense of the many drinking traditions scattered across a continent and a half. This is a book that will make it clear that drinking in Guatemala is not the same as drinking in Mexico, let alone Puerto Rico or Peru.
Spirits of Latin America offers a blend of traditional drinks and contemporary creations, many of them developed to highlight the qualities of a particular liquor, so it's worth noting that this is not a collection of three-ingredient cocktails. But can you resist the call of concoctions with names such as Ghost Coast, Desde Siempre, and Spicy Llama?
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.