Good Drinks

Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason.

by Julia Bainbridge

Ten Speed Press, October 2020

A serious and stylish look at sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages by a former Bon Appétit editor and James Beard Award nominee.

‘Julia Bainbridge resets our expectations for what a ‘drink’ can mean from now on.’ – Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book Named one of the best cookbooks of the year by Bon Appétit • Los Angeles Times • Wired • Esquire • Garden & Gun Blackberry-infused cold brew with almond milk and coconut cream. Smoky tea paired with tart cherry juice. A bittersweet, herbal take on the Pimm’s Cup. Writer Julia Bainbridge spent a summer driving across the U.S. going to bars, restaurants, and everything in between in pursuit of the question: Can you make an outstanding non-alcoholic drink’? The answer came back emphatically: ‘Yes.’

With an extensive pantry section, tips for sourcing ingredients, and recipes curated from stellar bartenders around the country – including Verjus Spritz, Chicha Morada Agua Fresca, Salted Rosemary Paloma, and Tarragon Cider-Good Drinks shows that decadent brunch cocktails, afternoon refreshers, and evening digestifs can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.