Drinking the Devil's Acre
Are you thirsty? I’ve got just the read for you. Duggan McDonnell’s Drinking the Devil’s Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails, is absolutely brilliant. Filled with terrific cocktail tales and superb recipes from a city devoted to drinking, Drinking the Devil’s Acre is an extension of the Devil’s Acre Bar located in San Francisco’s infamous Barbary Coast. McDonnell masterfully weaves essays on prominent spirits with over 60 of his renowned recipes made famous in the City by the Bay. Did you know The Lemon Drop has roots in San Francisco, or that the Pisco Punch was a favorite of Mark Twain’s? Drinking the Devil’s Acre illustrates a journey through San Francisco and its long and unyielding status as one of the world’s most legendary drinking cities. At $25, Drinking the Devil’s Acre is McDonnell’s masterpiece.