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BOOK RELEASE PARTY: The One-Bottle Cocktail by Maggie Hoffman

Join the Ruby in celebrating the release of THE ONE-BOTTLE COCKTAIL: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit by Ruby member Maggie Hoffman, published by Ten Speed Press. 

If you love fancy cocktails but hate the expense and effort required to stock up on esoteric bottles of booze, this book is for you. Learn how to use common ingredients like teas, fresh herbs, produce, spices, vinegars, and honey to build complex and unexpected flavors in your drinks without bitters, vermouth, or fancy liqueurs. In this collection, every cocktail calls on just one spirit: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, mezcal, pisco, cognac, rye, bourbon, or Scotch, plus pantry ingredients and fresh stuff you can pick up at the market when you're buying groceries for dinner. 

“These recipes bring two of my favorite food trends into the world of drinking: simplicity and seasonality. If I want a drink that requires twelve obscure spirits, I’ll order it at a bar. This book is coming with me to the farmers’ market.” —Ari Shapiro, host of NPR’s All Things Considered 

Attendees will be able to sample a drink or two from the book, and receive a signed copy. 

About Maggie Hoffman

Maggie Hoffman writes about cocktails, wine, and beer for the James Beard Award-winning website Serious Eats, where she founded the drinks section in 2011 and served as managing editor. Hoffman has written for Wine Enthusiast, the San Francisco Chronicle, and San Francisco Magazine, as well as the websites of SaveurFood & Wine, and others. She is currently at work on her second cocktail book.