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The Diminutive Guide to a Little Big Drink

By Erikka Haa

5 x 6, 160 pages, 4C, hardcover with concealed wire-o

The shot is the character actor of the drinking world: its appearances are brief but memorable. Surely a drink that is so versatile, from the classic tonic of old films to the decadent "body shot" of the modern bar scene, deserves a book of its own? Shots is an illustrated guide to this small but powerful drink. Author Erikka Haa provides a capsule history for each shot, plus pouring instructions, drinking tips, variations, and a smattering of lore and legend. Color photos throughout showcase both the drinks and the barware they've immortalized. Erikka Haa is a writer and editor whose books include Electric Blues, Soul, and Boogie Nights: The Disco Age.

Clay Gordon is the editor and publisher of and the founder of the New World Chocolate Society. A leading independent authority on chocolate, he conducts chocolate tastings and classes across the country. His insights about chocolate are frequently published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.

Megan Brenn-White is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet School of Cookery. A frequent contributor to the kid's section at Food Network Online and a children's cooking class teacher, she is committed to helping parents get in the kitchen with their kids.

A hobby lover who has delved into each of these and more, author Tina Barseghian serves up a playful mix of information and resources to help you get your hobby on and experience a whole new world of fun and relaxation.

Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and Condé Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.

Territory: World Rights sold: US Published in the US by Barnes & Noble