New Mexico Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Land of Enchantment

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New Mexico may appear to be the land of a thousand Margaritas, but its distilleries and historic cocktails are complex enough to satisfy even the most discerning palate. Cowboys and banditos alike distilled and drank their way to infamy. Prohibition drinkers masked the questionable spirits with cocktails at local joints like the legendary triple-level speakeasy of Santa Fe that was so secret, it had no name. Though the state had no legal distilleries for several decades following Prohibition, Arturo Jaramillo created the quintessential New Mexican cocktail in 1965. When Don Quixote Distillery opened in 2005, it set the stage for a cocktail revolution. Cocktail enthusiast Greg Mays explores a boozy history spiked with anecdotes and garnished with over one hundred simple recipes for the home bartender.
ISBN: 9781467135566
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Mexico
Series: American Palate
Images: 75
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Greg Mays is the founder and managing editor of and co-host of the “Simple Cocktails” podcast. Greg has been a New Mexican since he was four years old, and he's proud to raise his daughter Mina and his sons Robby and Knox there.
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