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Classic Meets Trendy

Classic Meets Trendy Mixology today is a lot like cooking. The classics remain timeless and yet trends keep evolving. From both worlds come two cocktail books. At $15, Shaken Not Stirred, by cocktail historians Anistatia R. Miller and Jared M. Brown, is a celebration of the quintessential American martini. Make drinks, like the Gibson, and read about its cameo in the Hitchcock film North by Northwest. Or shake up a Knickerbocker, which was first served at John Jacob Astor IV’s Hotel Knickerbocker in New York prior to his ill-fated trip on the Titanic. Then there’s David Alan’s Tipsy Texan, offering up stylish libations from the lone star state. From the Persimmon Margarita to The Old Austin, a riff on an Old Fashioned with toasted Texas pecan syrup, the cocktail roster speaks to today’s drink trends. Available for $20.

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