• AMARO: Book Signing

    December 12, 2021
    12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Slope Cellars
    436 7th Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

Writing and Publications


Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas (Ten Speed Press, November 2011) (Winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards)

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas (Ten Speed Press, October 2016) (Finalist, Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award)

Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World’s Most Spirited Mousers (Ten Speed Press, September 2017)

Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time (Ten Speed Press, October 2019)

Bon Appétit

“Every Bartender’s Latest Obsession Is Amaro”

“Move Over Bourbon, It’s Rye Time”

“Amaro, the Cocktail Ingredient You’re Seeing Everywhere”

“3 Grown-Up Ways to Up Your Apple Intake”

Food & Wine

“Japanese Highballs Celebrate Simplicity”

“It’s Amaro Caldo Season”

“It’s Not Tiki. It’s Not Aperitivo. It’s Aperitiki.”

“All Quiet on the Dive Bar Front”

“A Spritz Divided”

“The Night the Neon Went Dark”

“Ten Essential New-School Amari”

“Amaro’s Tiki Moment”

“Japan Enters the Bitters Game”

“Fee Brothers Will Outlive Us All”

“Dress Up Your Amaro”

“For Whom Last Call Tolls”

“Mastering the Spritz with Natasha David”

“Garibaldi Fever”

“Mastering the Pornstar Martini with Douglas Ankrah”

“Mastering the Mint Julep with Chris McMillian”

“Drinking with Brooklyn’s BBQ Guru Billy Durney”

“Amaro’s Long Lost Cousin is Back”

“Mastering the Boulevardier with Toby Cecchini”

“Drinking with Italian Food and Wine Expert Katie Parla”

“Drinking with David Lebovitz”

“The Aperitivo Cocktails That Time Forgot”

“A Guide to Smuggling Rare Amaro Back from Italy”

“Last Call: Stumbling Toward Faulkner’s Grave”

“Lookbook: Gary Crunkleton”

“I’m Obsessed with Momofuku’s John McEnroe Painting”

“What Should Amaro from the 1960s Taste Like?”

“Mastering the Rob Roy with Anu Apte-Elford”

“Behind the Backbar at Portland’s Multnomah Whiskey Library”

“15 Essential Amari and How to use Them”

“Behind the Backbar at Seattle’s Barnacle”

“The New Wave of Italian Aperitivo Liqueurs”

“The Essential Vermouth Brands by Style”

“Ten Essential Bitters and How to Use Them”

“What Type of Ice Is Right for Your Cocktail?”

“Cocktails & Dreams”

“Is the Standing Bar Doomed to Extinction in America?”

“Created and Forgotten at Sea: Pink Gin”

“An Amaro Scene Springs Up in Seattle”

“The Art of Drinking Alone”

“The Secret Lives of Distillery Cats”

“The (Totally Unofficial) Lego Bartender Collection”

“The Botany of Bitters”

“Shaken, Not Sipped”

Travel + Leisure

“5 Great New York Bartenders”

“Old School Spirits Enjoy a Youthful Revival”






I’m excited to announce the cities, dates, and venues for the LAST CALL “Between the Bars” Book Tour, presented in collaboration with Ten Speed Press and Fords Gin.

I’ll be kicking things off back in Seattle at Book Larder and will be visiting a number of my favorite bookstores like Omnivore Books on Food, Now Serving, and the Strand Book Store. And there will be spirited events at some very cool bars and restaurants (many featured in the book), including Willmott’s Ghost, Prizefighter, Redbird, Kingfisher, The Crunkleton Charlotte, Emund’s Oast, Kimball House, Bastion, Saint Leo Lounge, The Gray Canary, Horse Inn, Palizzi Social Club, Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, and Lost Lake. And there will be Very Special Guests like Paul Clarke, Prairie Rose, John T. Edge, and David Lebovitz.

I hope to see you on the road this fall!