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How To Drink

UK Publisher: Granta

In the past few decades many of us have become foodies, but our new focus on flavour has been dominated by what we eat. In How to Drink Victoria Moore aims to redress the balance, by explaining how to drink well at all times of day, on all occasions, and across every season.

Here are recipes for mint juleps in the spring, sloe gin in the autumn, hot buttered rum in the winter; and year round showstoppers, including the world’s best G&T. Moore imparts invaluable advice on creating a drinks store cupboard, the best brands of spirits, how to make perfect ice, and how glass shape affects taste.

How to Drink is unique among drinks books – neither a garish cocktail guide, nor an intimidating wine book. It’s a hugely readable and beautiful handbook, that aims to inform, entertain, and, crucially, to ensure you are never without the perfect drink for each occasion.


Praise for How to Drink:

‘[It] tackles the thorny issue of how to make the perfect cup of tea, extols the cool delights of cucumber Martinis and celebrates the joys of sipping Scotch on a cold winter’s evening. Wine is covered of course, but always in the idiosyncratic, iconoclastic way that makes Moore’s column such an enjoyable high point of the weekend’ – Food and Travel

‘This is a unique approach to drinks guides and a must for every beverage bookshelf. Victoria Moore… has put together an extremely readable guide to seasonal drinking both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, hot, delicately chilled or iced. There are drinks recipes, advice on creating a drinks cupboard, brand and selection tips, information on cooking with alcohol and peripheral but useful titbits on how glass shape affects taste or how to make perfect ice. We have a plethora of seasonal cookbooks, but this is the first seasonal drinks book I have seen and a very useful title’ – Sally Hughes of Books for Cooks in Notting Hill, The Bookseller, Top Title