Cocktails for Ding Dongs
If you want a libation to make you feel squirrelly, this is the book you need. “Cocktails for Ding Dongs,” with recipes by Chicago bartender Dustin Drankiewicz and illustrations by Alexandra Ensign, has amusing, clear instructions for forty classic cocktails such as the Mojito, Mai Tai, Daquiri, Sazerac, Martini and Beachcomber, as well as the frighteningly named Painkiller and Zombie Island. It has a list of tools, gadgets and liquors and cute comics of devils, sailors, bears and squirrels.
“Cocktails for Ding Dongs,” by Dustin Drankiewicz and Alexandra Ensign, $24.95, Curbside Splendor Publishing, curbsidesplendor.com
Best of Chicago 2016