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Pantry Cocktails

Inventive Sips from Everyday Staples (and a Few Nibbles Too)

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Craft delicious, creative mixed drinks using pantry staples with this essential recipe book guaranteed to satiate any cocktail craving.

We all want to be the type of host who can put together a tasty meal or a delicious appetizer for unexpected company by creatively using the odds and ends from our pantry or fridge. That same improvisational approach can be applied to home bartending with impressive (and tasty!) results. Knowing how to enlist the everyday basics cluttering up your kitchen, like condiments, jams, pickles, and sauces, means you can craft inventive, flavorful cocktails on the fly, satisfying cravings and fulfilling your guest’s requests.

Pantry Cocktails is an organized, easy-to-follow guide that not only includes cocktail recipes but accompanying themed food boards (such as The Warming Hut Board inspired by New Mexico flavors), helpful tips and hacks, and useful pantry suggestions. Recipes include:
-A Sushi Mary with the wasabi and white miso pastes in your fridge (from that sushi delivery last week)
-A Basil-Cello Frosecco or Ginger-Orange Shrub Shandy from your garden
-Off-Season Bellini using peaches from your cupboard

You will learn which key bottled spirits to keep in your liquor cabinet, which fridge and cupboard staples you can repurpose, and how to use seasonal herbs from your patio or garden to create outstanding cocktails that are sure to satisfy and impress.

Photograph by Becky Stayner

Katherine Cobbs is a writer, editor, and culinary professional with twenty years of experience. She has collaborated with country music star Martina McBride on two cookbooks (Around the Table and Martina’s Kitchen Mix), produced books for multiple James Beard Award–winning chefs, and worked with Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg on My Southern Journey. She has also worked with Today show contributor Elizabeth Heiskell on the bestselling What Can I Bring? cookbook and The Southern Living Party Cookbook, Southern gentleman Matt Moore on The South’s Best Butts and Serial Griller, Texas author and sommelier Jessica Dupuy on United Tastes of Texas and United Tastes of the South, and soulful Atlanta chef Todd Richards on his critically acclaimed SOUL cookbook. Katherine is the author of Cookies & Cocktails and Tequila & Tacos. Currently, she is working as an executive producer on a documentary series with a food focus.

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