In I'm Just Here for the Drinks: A Guide to Spirits, Drinking, and More Than One Hundred Extraordinary Cocktails, Sother Teague, one of New York’s most knowledgeable bartenders and Wine Enthusiast's 2017 Mixologist of the Year, presents a brief history of both classic and lesser-known spirits. A mix of modern-day wit and old-school bar wisdom, this history is accompanied by easy-to-mix drink recipes you’ll soon commit to memory.
Better than bellying up to some of the world’s best bars with a veteran bartender, this series of essays and conversations on all things alcohol aims to reveal how the joy of drinking changed both history and culture and will likely inspire you to make a little history of your own.
This hardcover collection of timeless tips, insight from industry pros, and 100+ recipes is more than just a cocktail book- it’s a manifesto for living a more spirited life.
Professional bartender Sother Teague is the president of the New York chapter of United States Bartenders Guild, Beverage Director at New York bitters bar Amor y Amargo, co-founder of NYC bar Coup, and the host of “Speakeasy” on Heritage Radio Network. He developed a love of teaching while working with celebrity chef Alton Brown on Good Eats, and has been featured as a cocktail expert in several outlets including Esquire, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out, BuzzFeed and more.