Our “Cocktails for the Four Seasons” authors on “San Diego Living”

Jenny Park and Teri Lyn Fisher — the dynamic duo behind the award-winning food blog Spoon Fork Bacon — recently appeared on "San Diego Living" show to share some simple but elegant recipes for great party food. Check it out here


And now we're pleased to announce that Jenny and Teri Lyn have now brought their creative talent to the art of mixology!

Cocktails for the Four Seasons

Introducing Cocktails for the Four Seasons from Peter Pauper Press! This attractive book features more than 50 irresistible cocktails, arranged by season, that are as exciting as they are easy to make, from "Lavender Limoncello" to "Star Gimlet" to "Hop Skip and Go Naked!" Refresh your repertoire of drinks with intriguing ingredient swaps and add-ins, as well as unexpectedly delightful colors and garnishes! 

Inspired by each season but meant to be enjoyed all year round, Cocktails for the Four Seasons features a sophisticated cover design with gold foil treatment and gorgeous full-color photographs throughout. Who knew libations could be this much fun? Cheers!

Cocktails for the Four Seasons interior 1


Cocktails for the Four Seasons interior 2

Retro Recipe Thursdays: Spirited Cocktails

The ABC of Cocktails Book Cover

Planning that Halloween Party? Why not try some spirited libations from our vintage ABC of Cocktails, now available in ebook form! Fun 1950s images and verses illuminate this A to Z compendium of full-strength cocktails (with suggested dilutions for “amateurs and maiden aunts”). Featuring two parts time-tested mixology, one part refined taste, and a judicious splash of wit, this book will infuse liquid refreshments with high retro style. Here are a few classics to try:


5 parts Gin
1 part dry Sherry

A Martini with dry Sherry instead of Vermouth. Properly, Duff Gordon Sherry and Gordon Gin should be used.


3 parts Gin
1 part Italian (sweet) Vermouth

Stir with ice, strain into cocktail glass, and add twist of lemon peel. Can be made in Old-Fashioned glass with cubes of ice. This drink is made in England with equal parts of Gin and Vermouth.


4 parts Vodka
1 part Benedictine
1 dash Orange Bitters to each drink

Shake with ice, and strain.


Recipe Thursdays: Apple Martini

Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules lie sensously on top of one another.
Somerset Maugham

Apple-picking season is here . . . and the temptation to post an apple pie recipe was strong but I resisted! Try this chic variation on the classic martini from our Little Black Book of Cocktails . . . and chill!

Apple Martini
Makes 1 serving

• 1-1/2 oz. vodka (regular or apple flavored)
• 1/2 oz. apple liqueur
• Splash of lemon juice
• 1 martini glass
* All ingredients should be cold — bitterly cold. If at all convenient, store both the alcohol and glasses in the freezer.

1. Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
2. Garnish with an apple slice or apple candy.

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