Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes

Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes

The New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen serves up more than 160 recipes for trendy cocktails, quintessential apéritifs, café favorites, complementary snacks, and more.

Bestselling cookbook author, memoirist, and popular blogger David Lebovitz delves into the drinking culture of France in Drinking French. This beautifully photographed collection features 160 recipes for everything from coffee, hot chocolate, and tea to Kir and regional apéritifs, classic and modern cocktails from the hottest Paris bars, and creative infusions using fresh fruit and French liqueurs. And because the French can't imagine drinking without having something to eat alongside, David includes crispy, salty snacks to serve with your concoctions. Each recipe is accompanied by David's witty and informative stories about the ins and outs of life in France, as well as photographs taken on location in Paris and beyond.

Whether you have a trip to France booked and want to know what and where to drink, or just want to infuse your next get-together with a little French flair, this rich and revealing guide will make you the toast of the town.

Title:Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781607749295
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    Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes Reviews

  • Harris

    During this period of social distancing and isolation, it’s a nice little tonic to have a fun book like this to browse, imagining yourself at a Parisian cafe or troquet (dive bar) and making yoursel...

  • J. Dotson

    Miraculous book: a must for any fan of France, its drinks and its food, and for anyone who likes a great read with gorgeous photos, no matter the subject. As a longtime reader of David Lebovitz, I’m...

  • Andy Quan

    I'm a huge fan of Lebovitz's blog and website, and his regular newsletter, having discovered them around the time that I was lucky enough to live in Paris for a few months of time, in two consecutive ...

  • Emily

    What a delightful book! I love the blogger style notes with each recipe and the helpful page or two descriptions of cafe culture in France! I really did read the whole book! I bought the book because ...

  • Darine Choueiri

    A very refined book. Probably one of the most glamorous of David Lebovitz. Like all David's books you would want to read them and have them as much for the recipes as for the stories told with witt an...

  • Sharon Saxton

    Like many cooking books, many of the later recipes got too complex for me. But I did find some interesting information on the cafe life in Paris and some great recipes to try with book club this sprin...

  • Scott

    Sophisticated, yet approachable, cocktails that expand your cocktail repertoire...

  • Onceinabluemoon

    Interesting mix of flavors, but in the midst of a lockdown complicated ingredients left me rather cold to the recipes......

  • ?????????

    I used more than 60 recipes from this book, and my fam, friends and I loved them! Recommend!...

  • Erika

    Fantastic overview of lots interesting aperitifs, cool cocktails to try including a yummy rosemary gimlet. Some apero snack ideas too!...