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Art Boozel

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I am an art history major and I was giggling just reading the book. I don’t know if I will actually
Make the cocktails but I highly recommend the content
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What a fun book of cocktails! This book offers 50+ unique drink recipes inspired by popular modern and contemporary artists.

What I really enjoyed is that each recipe is accompanied by a brief bio of the artist that inspired the drink, and what in particular was the inspiration behind the cocktail, whether it be a specific piece of art or a characteristic the artist uses across all of their work.

Anyone who appreciates art needs to have this book behind their home bars, as well as those who just appreciate a good drink! I would definitely recommend this!
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Halfway through #humpday and I think everyone deserves a #cocktail. This amazingly fabulous #book is filled to the brim with #cocktails inspired by modern and contemporary artists, and accompanied by the most incredible, wild illustrations. This is the perfect gift for fans of a good drink and #ashleylongshore style graphics and art. With each #recipe you get a boozy background story of each artist and - trust me - the stories are as good as the drinks. 


Some of my favorites? 


The Yoko Ono for those of you who love gin, brandy, and fresh grapefruit and herb flavors. 


The Andy Warhol for those of us (🙋‍♀️) who live for martinis any which way. 


The Pablo Picasso, a fantastic rum and agave concoction. 


The Frida Kahlo, a watermelon infused delight accented with an orchid. 


The Diego Rivera, for those of who love tequila and like the freshness of an aperol spritz.


There are so many more incredible drinks and this is a truly fun #read, and makes a great hostess gift, birthday gift, or random happy! 


Drink up, friends 🍸
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Art Boozel is one of the most interesting and fun cocktail books I've come across in a while. Each cocktail is paired with an artist, and not always in the most obvious ways. The art throughout the book is gorgeous and I hope that it's captured just as well in the hard-back version I hope to buy. I had a lot of fun trying out some of the recipes and none of them were disappointing. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys modern and contemporary art, especially those who love to gossip about artists over cocktails. 

5/5 Stars

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I LOVE this book! Artists & cocktails, cocktails as art, I can't think of a better combination!  A brilliantly boozy homage to the world's greatest art festival, without the crowds. This lavishly illustrated compendium of cocktails is chock-full of brief bios of trail-blazing artists - past and present day - each perfectly paired with an inventive libation.  This book will be high on my gift-giving list this holiday season!
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Chronicle cookbooks are always beautiful, and Art Boozel is no exception. This is a fun and breezy book for the cocktail lover—I would be happy to give or receive it as a hostess gift.
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“The most celebrated cocktail ever named in tribute to an artist is the peach-prosecco concoction known as a Bellini. Created at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, in the 1940s by Giuseppe Cipriani, the drink had a pinkish hue that reminded Cipriani of the toga of a saint in a painting by the Renaissance artist Giovanni Bellini. Today, the Bellini might be more of a household name than the artist who inspired it, but the rich colours of Bellini’s work live on through his namesake drink.”

Chronicle Books produces beautiful books and ‘Art Boozel’ written by Jennifer Croll and illustrated with Kelly Swarmi’s creative, colourful illustrations is no exception. This fun, inventive hardcover includes lists of the basic equipment required to create cocktails, the glassware, cocktail ingredients, garnishes, rims, and syrups.

While the cocktail ingredients are important to provide a balanced flavour, for example, various combinations of alcohol; infused alcohols; simple syrup; citrus juices; eggs and foamers, and shrubs, the flavoured simple syrups read like an exotic found poem from cardamom syrup to hickory smoke syrup to turmeric-ginger syrup and pomegranate syrup.

Go on a boozy tour of art history with this collection of recipes for over 50 expertly crafted cocktails, each one a unique creation inspired by its namesake artist. Unwind with a refreshing tequila-watermelon Frida Kahlo. Spark some inspiration while sipping on a Salvadore Dalí. Or mix it up with a colourfully sweet Yayoi Kusama.

From painters to sculptors, photographers, and more, each artist profiled has a cocktail recipe that draws deeply from their life and work. Both art lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike will enjoy pouring over this collection of engaging stories and unique recipes.

I had such fun with this this playful, imaginative tribute to dazzling, challenging boundary-breaking modern and contemporary artists. Sláinte, santé and cheers!

A huge thank you to @NetGalley and @ChronicleBooks for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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So fun! I am obsessed with interesting cookbooks and recipe books and when I saw this artists and cocktails book I knew I needed a peep at it. I will definitely be trying out a few of these cocktail recipes for special occasions and the illustrations are so vibrant!
I will want to add this one to my collection. It’s a fun book to add character to your coffee table, or cookbook shelf!
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I loved the colourful illustrations, the exciting recipes, informative facts about each artist and the cocktails inspired by them. A perfect coffee table book as a gift for a cocktail lover, art enthusiast and anything in between.
Very fun book and I loved that it included an index at the end!
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*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review* 

Note to publisher/authors: Is the title a play on "Art Brothel"? Because the title of the book isn't super appealling and doesn't really convey what the reader's getting. If it's a pun, it's a real stretch. 

This book is fun, and it would be a great gift for art lovers/cocktail aficionados (which in San Francisco is a perfect circle, and the only place where I could envision seeing many of these cocktails.) 

Like many Chronicle Books, it's a fun, fast, easy read. You get a brief page overview of the artist, their time, their art and impact on the art world, and the recipe for a cocktail that is essentially drinkable art. 

But here's where I might diverge from many readers. While I appreciate the mixology and attention to detail in the crafting of these signature artistic cocktails, , I'll be real: for the most part, they're REALLY fiddly, and require a lot of specialized ingredients that may be difficult to obtain, or prohibitively expensive. Or, some are just fancier versions of cocktails that exist already with one thing different (looking at you, James Turrell cocktail, aka Blackberry Bramble). Though creative and surely tasty, I can't see many people making for than one or two of them, and certainly not at an art-themed get-together, which I think, is one of the book's intended uses. I can't imagine searching our activated charcoal to make one specific cocktail, nor can I envision a person at a party making a string of dolled-up Ramos Fizzes. But I CAN see them on the menu of a fancy hipster cocktail bar in SF Bay Area or Portland. These are definitely drinks you'd rather have a bartender make FOR you, than try to master yourself, though if you're the adventurous drinking type, then take a crack at them. 

In terms of artists, there's quite a bit of diversity and inclusion, representing 20th-21st century artists from around the world. As with any anthology-type collection, it's always interesting to see who's included and who's left out, and the only artist that I was surprised NOT to find in here is Orlan, who would have been a weird, wonderful, maybe even vaguely terrifying inclusion. 

The long & the short of it is: neat overview of art, introduced me to some I didn't know and now I'm interested in discovering their work,. Creative drinks, if a little fro-frou & fiddly. Hey, I guess art itself is a little fiddly and frou-frou, so it makes sense that these cocktails should be approached more as a small, ephemeral object of art that you can drink. So maybe it's performance art, as well as a cocktail.
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Disclaimer: I was provided a digital version of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.

Thank you NetGalley for such a fun book combining art and alcohol. I smiled as I read the descriptors used to explain the work of the artist and then REALLY enjoyed comparing the cocktail associated with each creative.

I am eager to serve the Henri Matisse next time I entertain!

If you, the reader, love colorful illustrations, alcohol, and/or art, this little treasure will make you smile.
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Art Boozel is such a fun book! I enjoyed reading about some of my favorite artists, as well as being introduced to new ones, and discovering cocktails inspired by these colorful and interesting folks. Cocktails have become a big part of my Saturday nights at home over the past year and I look forward to crafting many of the concoctions from this book, starting with the Henri Matisse and the Diego Rivera. 

I loved the whimsical art and think this would be an amazing book to gift to art and cocktail lovers alike.

Thank you to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for this ARC.
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I love this book!  It's such a cool coffee table book!  Also, the drinks look impeccable. It's very interesting to see  the artists and the drinks that. accompany the  info
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This book would make a wonderful gift for an art lover or cocktail lover in your life! I see this as more beautiful coffee table book and less in-with-the-cookbooks. I love the illustrations- so fun and bright! The Frida Kahlo cocktail sounds the best- with watermelon juice, tequila and lime, garnished with an orchid!

My one complaint is that I wish I could have glimpsed a sample of the works of these artists in this book, but I do see how that would not be consistent with the style of the book. And there’s always google for that!

Having an index at the end was a really nice touch, too.
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What a fun book! Art Boozel is filled with information about and cocktails inspired by modern and contemporary artists. An illustrated portrait of each artist features information about their work and a related cocktail. I loved learning about the artists and the assortment of creative beverages. This would be a perfect coffee table book or gift. 

Thank you Chronicle Books and NetGalley for providing this ARC.
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I adore this cocktail book and I will be adding the Miranda July and the Donald Judd to my cocktail repertoire.  While I am still working my way through making all the artist profiled cocktails, I have enjoyed my journey through art history with these engaging stories. A perfect recipe book for a gift, pairing cocktails with the artist is just a quickly and fun idea.
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Art Boozel is a book with plentiful drink recipes based on famous artists. 

What a creative book! I thought this was such an interesting concept. I loved that it had a strong introduction to different drink items like glasses, bases, and different items on hand. As a beginner and not a big drinker in general, I thought this was great as it made things less intimidating. 

The artwork in the book is gorgeous, I loved flipping through the book! The drinks looked delicious, and I loved the little bios of the artists that went along with the recipes. This was such a great book, I think it would make for an excellent gift.

Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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It bums me out to give this book such a mixed review, but alas. The writing introducing each artist was absolutely delightful - I feel like I learned a bit about each of the artists. The cocktail pairings were generally delightful in terms of how they paired - some by aesthetics, some by *vibes*. 

However, the art representing the artists - a portrait in front of a rendition of their work - left a lot to be desired, especially when the artist was darker skinned. Art is subjective, but I didn't love the fact that the darker skinned artists were so difficult to make out. For such an art-focused book, this seemed really off to me.
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Date reviewed/posted: May 4, 2021
Publication date: August 3, 2021

When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today.

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Go on a boozy tour of art history with this collection of recipes for over 50 expertly crafted cocktails, each one a unique creation inspired by its namesake artist. Unwind with a refreshing tequila-watermelon Frida Kahlo. Spark some inspiration while sipping on a Salvador Dalí. Or mix it up with a colourfully sweet Yayoi Kusama.

From painters to sculptors, photographers, and more, each artist profiled has a cocktail recipe that draws deeply from their life and work. Both art lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike will love pouring over this collection of engaging stories and unique recipes. Inventive and deliciously fun, ART BOOZEL will give you a new appreciation for each of these inspiring artists.

I am not a drinker, for sure, but this book is more a piece of art than a cocktail book. It is genius I loved the art and the cocktails assigned to each artist: I think when this COVID-crap is over, I will take this book to an in-person book club and suggest we all get lit...and take cabs home. (Zoom bookclubs are not me!)  A great book for a lover of art and cocktails - it melds the two perfectly. Wrap it up with some barware or a bottle of your favourite spirits and it will be highly appreciated as a holiday or wedding gift.

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube  Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹
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I have never made a cocktail by myself in my life and now I want to try all of these! I love the names, the design and the instructions are super easy to follow.
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