Lost Spring: How We Cocktailed Through Crisis
Lost Spring: How We Cocktailed Through Crisis culls together more than 50 different bartenders and sommeliers from Nashville and beyond to discuss what it has been like to go from a natural disaster, the devastating tornado that ripped through the city in early March, decimating businesses and taking the lives of two local bartenders, to a global pandemic that shut down the restaurant and bar business for months. The book will be used to raise funds for those affected by the tornado in Middle Tennessee, and will also raise money for local service industry worker funds. There are cocktail recipes, techniques for making cordials, and plenty of insight from local mavericks of the mixology scene in Nashville. Bartenders discuss what they’ve missed about being behind the bar, what has changed about their approach to the profession, all while dispensing plenty of recommendations for music and entertainment during quarantine (the book has its own spotify playlist curated by local DJ and mixologist Patrick Goodspeed). Compiled by local writer and bartender Mike Wolf, author of Garden to Glass, this book aims to catch a unique moment in time when the world seemed to spin out of control and come to a halt all at the same time. Available initially as an ebook in late August 2020, and out in May 2021 from Turner Publishing.