Are you drinking too much? Are you not drinking enough. Here is the book for you.
I chose this book because I was reading about how much alcohol was acceptable for a woman daily. I think it was Jamie Oliver who said that if you must, no more than 8 oz. of wine a day. The problem here for me is I like a long cocktail hour. Mr. Radish and I have always relaxed and had our main discussions of the day during the cocktail hour.
Spritzes are perfect for me. Not too much alcohol. I can have several. In the heat they are so refreshing.
SPRITZ is the book that tells you all your need to know about these apertivos. Wine, bitters, liqours, vermouths, tonic, syrups, sodas are all the ingredients in the book. The recipes are from the US and Europe, and then with abandon, you start creating your own. I do not want mine too sweet, so I started leaving our the simple sugars. The book has got me going looking for Aperol, and Capelletti, and new vermouths.
Currently I am on a rose spritz kick. But a drink I loved in Spain is also listed Tinto de Verana which is red wine, lemon syrup and soda, is listed in the book. Though simple, you do need a recipe to make it come out the way the Spanish do.
The appetizer section looks fabulous, but they a little labor intensive for my book. But should you prepare them, your guests will love you.
This is a book that I received from Blogging for Books.