Writer and cocktail expert Philip Greene wants you to celebrate every day with a cocktail and a toast. His new book, aptly titled Cheers! Cocktails & Toasts to Celebrate Every Day of the Year, provides the convivial blueprint.
Greene offers delicious cocktail recipes along with a backstory connecting the recipe to a particular day and a toast to raise in celebration. He draws on a range of interesting and (usually) fun events, some significant and some trivial, from the pages of history, literature, sports, entertainment, and more. Many of the toasts are classics culled from cocktail and bartending books dating to the 19th century, the works of Shakespeare, and other timeless sources. While Greene acknowledges the usual noteworthy dates from around the world (New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and more), he also features a new twist on standard observances, offering fresh stories and drinks.
As we head into the holiday season, join Greene as offers highlights and stories from the book, along with cocktail recipes and toasts that you can share with friends and family. Enjoy light snacks and cocktail samples to complete the celebration.
Greene is also the author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion and other titles, and a co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.
Copies of Cheers! (Union Square & Co.) are available for purchase and signing.