"A superb guide to the world of the cocktail..." -- Christopher Hitchens
Ever since the Wall Street Journal introduced its new Saturday weekend edition in 2005, one of its most popular features has been the "How's Your Drink?" cocktail column by Eric Felten, which illuminates the culture of the cocktail, showing how it has been an essential part of American life. Now, Felten has created his first How's Your Drink? book—an essential addition to the literature of spirits and cocktails, a staple for the library of any cultivated man, and a fantastic holiday gift title for hard-to-shop for husbands and fathers. How's Your Drink? (the title comes from the phrase with which Frank Sinatra habitually checked in with guests he entertained in his home) is an invaluable, erudite guide to culture, lore, and history of the cocktail.
Title How's Your Drink?
Subtitle Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well
Author Eric Felten
Audience 01 General / trade
Title First Published 10 October 2007
Nb of pages
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572840898
Publication Date 10 October 2007
Dimensions 5 x 7 in.
Weight 9.9 oz.
List Price $12.00
Nb of pages 218 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572846128
Main content page count 218
List Price $9.99
Nb of pages 205 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572841017
Publication Date 10 April 2009
Main content page count 205
Dimensions 5 x 7 in.
Weight 8 oz.
List Price $8.40
How's Your Drink Presskit ( pdf 231 KB )
Dec 3, 2007Jimmy Patrick
Nov 29, 2007
"Felten is like those legendary barflies who always have a good story on hand: He has a casual yet authoritative voice, a relaxing lilt to his sentences, and he always knows where to put the punch line."- David Tamarkin
Oct 1, 2007
"The book is a fascinating profile of a few select drinks and a great read for anyone interested in the Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well (a most appropriate subtitle)."- Colleen Graham
Nov 1, 2007
"Not only does it supply a wonderful palette of cocktail recipes, but great stories to go with them and clues for research after it - be it the book or a party, is all over."- Chris Carlsson
San Francisco Chronicle
Nov 9, 2007
"It is a cultural study rather than a technical one, packed with great trivia and hilarious observations..."- Camper English
“In these desperate times of ‘apple-tinis,’ Red Bull and vodka, and low-carb beer, ‘How’s Your Drink?’ is a welcome and bracing tonic, a triumphant manifesto on cocktailing with style packed with more yarns and lore than a battalion of bartenders. Saluté!”
Ted Allen from Top Chef, Iron Chef America, and Uncorked: Wine Made Simple
In May, Eric Felten was named the 2007 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award winner in the category, “Newspaper Writing on Spirits, Wine or Beer."
James Beard Foundation Journalism Award Winner, 2007
Reader comment | Jan 31, 2009, ruth raser
I enjoy Eric Felten's column in the Wall Street Journal very much. I always like to think of "theme" drinks for social events and have collected his recipes for years. Today's WSJ, "Just Add iPhone and Stir"(Feb 1, '09) prompted me to send this commentary suggesting a column that addresses what the 14 bottle liquor cabinet should be comprised of and, perhaps some related cocktails. Not following iPhones much, I would love to have that information in hard copy and, if not the actual recipes, a list of the names of what Eric Felten would consider to be the most demanded drinks (and would there be a regional ion of preferences, say, east coast, mid west, west coast and south)? Reading the WLJ regularly is a passion of mine, however, every once in a while there is a miss and I would love a "heads up" if he were to address my interest with his column.