In the popular tradition of farm-to-table cookbooks, Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World's Hippest Borough by Peter Thomas Fornatale, expected to hit shelves on October 14 via Amazon, is the first distillery-to-glass cocktail book.
Over the past two decades, Brooklyn has become the epicenter of a Slow Food-inspired food and drink revolution. In 2002, craft distilling was made legal in New York State for the first time since Prohibition-and many Brooklyn-based producers, such as Greenhook Ginsmiths, Cacao Prieto, Industry City Distilling, Brueckelen, led the charge of this new approach to artisanal distilling and distribution.
Organized into chapters featuring these renowned craft distilleries, Brooklyn Spirits delves deeply into each distillery's story and the spirits they create and market, and will showcase half-a-dozen cocktail recipes from each label. Also included are highlights on the bars and restaurants serving the Brooklyn-produced spirits; specialties of the borough's renowned mixologists; and subsections on the history of distilling in Brooklyn.