From our friends Jerry Slater, creator of The Bitter Southerner No. 1, and Sara Camp Milam, editor of "Gravy," comes this most specifically Southern and absolutely authoritative guide to cocktail.
As y'all know, the South’s relationship with drinking is complicated. Although religious and legal mandates discourage the sale and consumption of alcohol, our region has a robust drinking culture. If you've ever been in the infield at a NASCAR race — or watched a Tennessee Williams play for that matter — you know the Bible Belt has a booze-soaked background. In these recipes and essays, Jerry and Sara Camp and their cocktail cabinet of contributors bridge the gaps between the culture, history, and practice of drinking in the South.