I have a new book! Last week I read about Carey Jones’s Brooklyn Bartender: A Modern Guide to Cocktails and Spirits thanks to my friends at Amazon Prime, I have it in my hands. I admit, I was running a little dry on sources (which speaks poorly only of me considering the vast content available on the web, in books old and new, etc.) so it’s fun to have a new toy. I started from the beginning, which is the section on gin. Since I’ve been focusing more on the whiskey side of the house recently, this was perfect timing. Unfortunately, the drink itself wasn’t as impressive as it sounded. The runs a little dry when I was expecting slightly sweeter and aromatic. It might be worth a tweak, perhaps between the St. Germain and Aperol ratios. The color was absolutely gorgeous, however. And I’m really looking forward to working my way through the rest of this book.