NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Neal Bodenheimer, owner of renowned New Orleans bars and restaurants Cure, Cane & Table, VALS and Peychaud’s and partner of Dauphine’s in Washington, D.C. will publish his first cocktail book this fall, “Cure : New Orleans Drinks and how to mix them” (Abrams books), with co-writer Emily Timberlake. Set to be released nationwide on October 25, 2022, the first book will showcase New Orleans’ iconic cocktail scene through 100 drinks, each chosen to represent the city’s past, present and future.
A love letter to New Orleans and the cast of characters that make the city so special, Cure: New Orleans drinks and how to mix them features interviews with local legends such as Ian Neville, musician and member of New Orleans funk royalty; plus insider tips on how to survive your first Mardi Gras or find the best dive bars and neighborhood restaurants. Along the way, the reader is taken on a journey that sheds light on the rich history and complexity of the city and the drinks it has inspired, as well as the techniques and practices that the James Beard award-winning Cure bar Foundation, has been perfected over the past decade. more. Of course, this includes the classics that every self-respecting drinker should know: the Sazerac, Julep, Vieux Carré, Ramos Gin Fizz, Louisiana Cocktailand French 75-as well as modern designs that highlight Cure’s ongoing mission to honor the past while looking to the future.
Famous local chefs have contributed easy recipes for snacks with local flavors, perfect to accompany these libations. Highlights include Alfredo Nogueira Stuffed egg “Cacio e Pepe”, by Nina Compton Prawns marinated in celery and buttermilk, At Mason Hereford Mini Lil’ Smokies corndogs, and that of Justin Devillier blue crab cakes, to name a few.
The 256-page hardcover book is divided into nine chapters: Bittered Slings, Manhattans, Martinis, Sours, Negronis, Flips and Fizzes, Collinses and 75s, Low Proof and Bar Snacks. This is a versatile book written for novices, enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados. Whether you’re a casual visitor to the Big Easy with some fond memories of Mardi Gras and sipping daiquiris from go-cups, or a serious cocktailista who chills your glassware, carefully sources ice cubes and meticulously expresses your garnish, this cocktail book has something to suit your palate, interests and skill level.
Cure: New Orleans drinks and how to mix them is published by Abrams Books, available for pre-order now, and will be available from all major booksellers on October 25, 2022 – MSRP: $29.99 (hardcover). For more information, visit Abrams Books and follow @curenola on Instagram.