LAS CRUCES, N.M. (PRWEB) – Craptails, the new book from authors Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree, promises to give you cocktail recipes so vile you’ll be talking about them for years.
“We wanted to have a little fun with cocktail culture,” say’s Lanier, “so we rounded up every terrible mixed drink we could find.”
“These are pretty bad,” agrees Hembree, who says that it took them two years of scouring the internet to record all 200 recipes.
The concept, according to the Lanier, came to them when they were served a particular bar’s signature drink, their version of the classic cocktail called the Sidecar.
“The Sidecar is easy to make with three ingredients, but theirs had about seven or eight really obscure liqueurs in it and took about twelve minutes to mix. And when it was served to us, it pretty much tasted like a Sidecar.”
Hembree agreed, adding, “cocktail books are filled with drinks like that – expensive rip-offs of classic drinks that you’ll never make at home. We thought a funny answer to that type of culture would be a parody book – a book of the worst drinks we could find.”
The book is divided into the major spirit categories, with recipes featuring tequila, vodka, whiskey, gin, brandy, beer, liqueur and “other.”
“We wanted this to look as pretentious and high-brow as the thousands of other cocktail books on the market right now,” says Hembree.
For that reason, the book also features over twenty, full-color close-up shots of some pretty disgusting drinks, like the “Tapeworm Shot” and the “Infected Whitehead.”
“The reactions to the recipes in the book are usually pretty visceral,” added Hembree, “but every single one is a real cocktail somebody created and somebody actually drank.”
Craptails: The World’s Worst, Weirdest and Most Disturbing Drinks is on sale now at Amazon.com.
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