"A simple, straightforward read—complete with pretty, let-it-be-summer-already photos by Lizzie Munro—that intersperses short essays about each drinking period of the day (brunch, aperitif hour, the nightcap) with recipes from top bartenders to fit them."
—Dan Q. Dao, Saveur
Praise for St-Germain liqueur:
"I love working with St-Germain. It's the perfect sort of liqueur to experiment with."
—Gary Regan, author of The Joy of Mixology
"Maybe the best new liqueur released in the last two decades, St-Germain is a revelation due to its delicacy and its unique flavor."
"St-Germain is a truly artisan product, produced with real craftsmanship."
—Audrey Saunders, owner of Pegu Club
"An instant classic."
—Jim Meehan, owner of PDT
Bring an effortless French sensibility to any occasion with the transporting flavor of St-Germain, the captivating elderflower liqueur beloved by bartenders everywhere. How to Drink French Fluently contains more than 30 cocktail recipes by some of the top names in the bartending world including Jim Meehan, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and Julie Reiner. Organized by time of day, with suggestions for brunch, aperitifs, and nightcaps, How to Drink French Fluently also includes information on pairing cocktails with food, the low-proof cocktail movement, and other entertaining tips and anecdotes sure to stimulate joie de vivre. Recipes include the ethereal East of Eden (an elegant brunch drink with gewurztraminer syrup and egg white), the refreshing and tropical Nudie Beach (a daytime sipper with honeydew and passionfruit), and the cozy Turn Down Service (a soporific pairing of scotch and tawny port).