HAUNTINGLY GOOD SPIRITS

Subtitle New Orleans Cocktails to Die For

Sharon Keating, Christi Keating Sumich
Price $19.99 / £14.99
Description Description

Capture the paranormal essence of New Orleans in a glass with 40 tasty, gothic, and unique cocktails designed for Spooky Season and the great beyond.

Few places possess such a robust and thriving culture of death as does the soulful city of New Orleans. In this captivating cocktail book, travel enthusiasts and Big Easy locals Sharon Keating and Christi Keating Sumich take you on a historical romp through the supernatural by way of the NOLA bar scene and its spirits (the boos and the booze!) celebrating local New Orleans ingredients and the hometown mixologists who make them sing.

Separated into five sections—Reverence and Revelry, Tomb Time, Ghosts & Haunted Libations, Vampire Bars with Killer Cocktails, and Voodoo & Witchcraft—Hauntingly Good Spirits unearths the eerie roots of the city’s culture as you savor spooky sips like:

  • Corpse Reviver
  • Spooky Smoked Sazerac
  • The Soggy Grave
  • Deadly Vipers
  • Drunk Ghost
  • Mistakes Were Made
  • Bloody Gin Fizz
  • Fang-ria
  • Undead Gentleman
  • The Gris-Gris
  • Night Tripper
  • Saint 75
  • And more!


Work up a thirst exploring all the spooky NOLA places mentioned in the Haunted History sections and reference the Spirit Guide map for their locations throughout the city.

Serving up cocktails that are delicious, steeped in spookiness, and historically accurate, let Hauntingly Good Spirits be your guide for your next trip to the City of the Dead during Spooky Season and beyond as you plunge into these decadent drinks and the creepy culture that inspired them.

Format:
Format Paper Over Board 144 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781577154297
Size:
Size6.55 in x 8.19 in / 166.37 mm x 208.03 mm
Published:
Published Date August 13th, 2024
Sharon Keating
A life-long New Orleanian, Sharon Keating is a lawyer by profession. She is also a student of the colorful history, unique customs, and varied architecture of New Orleans. She has served as a licensed tour guide for the City of New Orleans and has volunteered for several tourist information organizations. Sharon is the author of New Orleans in Photographs, and New Orleans Then and Now, and was a contributor to the website New Orleans for Visitors. Sharon has had many years of experience hosting numerous galas and fundraisers in her 150-year-old haunted home, along with Cornelia, the party-loving ghost. She is very familiar with both liquid and otherworldly spirits.  
Christi Keating Sumich
Christi Keating Sumich holds a PhD in history from Tulane University and also holds a Master’s degree in English. She is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has taught history classes at Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. Christi is the author of Divine Doctors and Dreadful Distempers. Her research interests include the social history of death and disease. She is Halloween obsessed and a fan of all things spooky season, including her black cat, Admiral Randall Fancypants.
 
Sharon and Christi are co-authors of The Brandy Milk Punch. Together this mother-daughter duo has been mixing up libations using local ingredients since Christi was tall enough to reach the bar.
 
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