The United States of Cocktails: Recipes, Tales, and Traditions from All 50 States (and the District of Columbia)

Brian Bartels, Jim Meehan


An exploration of the beloved cocktails, spirits, and bars that define each state in America

The United States of Cocktails is a celebration of the cocktail history of every state in America. After traveling around this great nation and sampling many of the drinks on offer, cocktail authority Brian Bartels serves up a book that is equal parts recipe collection, travelogue, historical miscellany, bartender’s manual, and guide to bar culture today—with bar and drink recommendations that are sure to come in handy whether or not you are crossing state lines. Delving into the colorful stories behind the creation of drinks we love, this book includes more than 100 recipes alongside spirited analysis of each state’s unique contributions to cocktail culture. Filled with colorful illustrations, The United States of Cocktails is an opinionated and distinctively designed love letter to the spirits, bars, and people who have created and consumed the iconic drinks that inspire us and satisfy our thirst.

Creator Bio

Brian Bartels has been a writer and bartender his entire adult life. He is a managing partner and bar director for Happy Cooking Hospitality, and his previous book, The Bloody Mary, was nominated for an IACP Award. Visit him at brianbartels.com.

Price £17.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 19 May 2020
Pages 272
Height 229mm
Width 152mm
Illustrations 75 colour illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419742873