I grew up in a house thinking that everyone drank ice tea at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Unlike many of my peers, it wasn't until college when I started drinking alcohol. My parents were strict about high school parties and to be honest, I never had an interest in getting drunk. It was way more entertaining watching my classmates make complete fools of themselves at high school parties. Once I went to college, I definitely got my fair share of alcohol and the unfortunate consequences of being caught and drinking underage. After two or three weeks of downing cheap beer at dorm parties, it was either give it up all together or go for something that actually tasted good. Post undergraduate, I became a fan of wine and the cocktail. These are a few of my favorite cocktail books.
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