Go fashion forward with this brand new collection of easy-to-make cocktails that offers a dollop of sartorial history with every drink.
Dressed to Swill contains sixty original cocktail recipes inspired by style icons from the 20th century to today, including fashion designers, models, photographers, stylists, influencers, and more. Karl Lagerfeld’s tipple is made for royalty: it’s similar to a Kir Royale, but brings in the velvety flavors of raspberry and vanilla. The Kim Kardashian is sensuous, flavorful, and as unsubtly delicious as its subject. Lizzo’s cocktail is a strawberry-rhubarb sparkler certain to fill you with joy. From Alexa Chung and André Leon Talley to Coco Chanel and RuPaul, there’s a flavor to fit every mood, be it avant-garde, glamorous, rebellious, or little-black-dressy. Engaging biographies explore each person’s contributions to the field of fashion, and the illustrations are sprinkled with fun details about their lives. In addition, readers can learn how to stock their bar with basic equipment, glassware, foundational spirits, and easy-to-source ingredients that can turn a basic drink into a runway-worthy libation. Perfect for birthdays, watch parties, girls’ nights in—as well as for Instagram—this book makes finding the right cocktail as exciting and surprising as shopping for a pair of shoes to complete your look.
About the Author
Jennifer Croll is a writer and editor whose past books include the bestselling Free the Tipple and Fashion That Changed the World (both published by Prestel), and the award-winning Bad Girls of Fashion. She is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Daiana Ruiz is an illustrator whose clients include the New York Times, the New Yorker, Apple, Netflix, Vogue, Rolling Stone, MTV, and VICE. Her work has been exhibited in galleries around the world. Previously, she has illustrated The Vagina Book and Neo Tarot. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she now lives in Berlin, Germany.