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Drink Up!

Check out these new beverage recipe books and let Milwaukee Public Library help you whip up a cool, refreshing drink for those hot, sweltering summer days!


Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle features cocktail recipes inspired by classical literary works, try a "One Flew Over the Cosmo's Nest" or an "Are You There God, It's Me Margarita?" Whimsical illustrations, drinking games and bar bites also included, making this cocktail book both fun and functional. Perfect for book club get togethers!


Slushed: From more than 150 Frozen Boozy Treats by Jessie Cross combines the best of both worlds in her book featuring alcohol infused ice cream treats. Look for Blackberry Limoncello Sorbet, Tangerine Rum Popsicles, Mojito Ice Cream Sandwiches, Frozen Kahlua Milkshakes, Tequila Sunrise Slushies and more.


Cooking Light Chill: Smoothies, Slushes, Shakes, Juices, Drinks, & Ices by Shaun Chavis is perfect for the teetotalers in your group. Chill features over 120 delicious, non-alcoholic and refreshing recipes, including 83 dairy free options. Doesn't a blueberry-pomegranate smoothie, spicy blood orange cooler, or watermelon mojito smash sound tasty?


The American Cocktail by the editors of Imbibe Magazine has more than fifty drink recipes from across the U.S., spanning five distinct regions (the South, the Northeast, the Midwest, the West, and the West Coast); drinks both classic and contemporary. Often putting a fresh and modern twist on iconic American cocktails, and each is a sophisticated, artisanal recipe that emphasizes the art of the cocktail.


Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking & Infusing at Home by Scott Meyer is perfect for the city-dweller, urban gardener, or anyone with limited space and a desire to make custom concoctions. Hooch offers projects to suit any lifestyle. With recipes for brews made from grapes, hops, and herbs, DIY boozers will find everything they need to begin a brewing journey.

Laura @ Central


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