Drinking with the Saints
The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix Bartender’s Guide and Lives of the Saints, shake well, garnish with good cheer. Drinking with the Saints is a concoction that both sinner and saint will savor. Michael Foley offers the faithful drinker witty and imaginative instruction on the appropriate libations for the seasons, feasts, and saints’ days of the Church year.
- A guide to wine, beer, and spirits, including 38 original cocktails
- Lively sketches of scores of saints, from the popular to the obscure
- Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink
- Even includes drinks for Lent!
Pub crawl your way through the religious calendar with this light-hearted collection of cocktail recipes, monastical lure, Latin toasts, and recommendations on spirits, wine, and beer for every season! With delicious recipes from “The Monk” (Gin, Lemon juice, Benedictine) to “The Bonny Scott” (Scotch, Drambuie, Calvados, Passion fruit), this book is one part bartender’s guide and one part spiritual manual.
About the Author:
Michael P. Foley is assistant professor of patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. He is also the author of Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday? The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything.
Drinking with the Saints becomes an occasion (if not an excuse) to slow one’s pace, savor a drink, and slip not into inebriation but a relaxed look at the saints.”
— Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., host of EWTN Live
“This book is certain to reunite more than a few Catholics and Shakers. A well-researched and entertaining work—only the humor and the martinis are dry.”
— Philip Greene, cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion