Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
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Pub crawl your way through the sacred seasons with this entertaining and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar. One part bartender's guide, one part spiritual manual, a dash of irreverence, and mixed with love: "Drinking with the Saints" is a work that both sinner and saint will savor.
Raise Your Spirits and Toast the Saints!
Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix "Bartender's Guide" and "Lives of the Saints," shake well, garnish with good cheer. "Drinking with the Saints" is a concoction that both sinner and saint will savor.
Michael Foley offers the faithful drinker witty and imaginative instruction on the appropriate libations for the seasons, feasts, and saints' days of the Church year.
A guide to wine, beer, and spirits, including 38 original cocktails
Lively sketches of scores of saints, from the popular to the obscure
Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink
Even includes drinks for Lent!
Michael P. Foley holds a doctorate in Catholic systematic theology and is an associate professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. Foley lives in Waco, Texas, with his wife Alexandra and their six children.
"This book is certain to reunite more than a few Catholics and Shakers. A well-researched and entertaining work–only the humor and the martinis are dry."
–Philip Greene, cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of "To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion"
"Drinking with the Saints becomes an occasion (if not an excuse) to slow one's pace, savor a drink, and slip not into inebriation but a relaxed look at the saints."
–Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., host of "EWTN Live"