Press Highlights About Booze and Vinyl (2018)

 “Listening to the entire Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust LP, side A then side B, would be that much better with a perfectly paired cocktail. Purple Rain, too. Booze & Vinyl goes in deep on years of classic music with drink recipes to match.” – (Ten Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2018)

". . . a unique take that grabs your attention like a record scratch in a monotony of drink books." - (The Best New Cookbooks for Spring 2018)

"A groovy, gorgeous gulp of a book. You'll never use an album cover as a coaster again." -Tim Federle, author of Tequila Mockingbird

 "Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood with 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s, perfectly paired with a side-A and side-B cocktail. Don’t just get your music loving friend a new vinyl this year; get her some Booze & Vinyl!" - The Town Dish Gift Guide


Radio and Podcast Interviews for Booze & Vinyl

Good Food with Evan Kleiman (KCRW)

The Food Seen with Michael Harlan Turkell (Heritage Radio)

The Shift Drink (Ed Rudisell + Arthur Black)

Cookery By The Book (Suzy Chase)


Recent Stories about Booze and Vinyl

“Finish Holiday Shopping With This Year's Best Beer And Booze Books” - Forbes

“Your favorite album has the perfect cocktail match, according to ‘Booze and Vinyl’” - Washington Post

"A Summer Playlist from Andre and Tenaya Darlington" - Imbibe

"Calimocho Cocktail" - Imbibe (print)

"Boozy Books Take Armchair Travellers on Drinking Journeys Around the World" - Toronto Star

"Booze and Vinyl: What to Drink While Listening to Blondie's Parallel Lines" - Edible Communities

"Beers Knees Cocktail" - Fake Food Free

These Cocktails Will Perfectly Pair with Some of Your Favorite Your Vinyl Records - The Manual

New Drink Books for Spring - Imbibe

"How to Build a Concept Cocktail" - Punch

"April 2018 Cookbook Roundup" - Eat Your Books

"10 Cocktail Books That Will Keep Your Reading and Drinking This Spring" -

The 16 Most Exciting Cookbooks Coming Out in 2018 - Brit + Co. 

"How to Make Big Batch Cocktails Without Doing Any Math" - Huffington Post

"Yes, There Is a Perfect Song for Your Favorite Drink" - Playboy

April Reading List - Garden & Gun 

Meet the Philly Cocktail Experts Behind Your New Party Bible - Foobooz

"Cocktails to Pair with Everything from the Clash to Run-DMC" - Philadelphia Inquirer

"The Room is Spinning" - Isthmus

"Plastic Fantastic: Celebrate National Record Store Day..." - Courier Post


Press About The New Cocktail Hour (2016)

"Everything you need to know about throwing a successful cocktail party is in this new book."

--Los Angeles Times

“Who it’s for: The home bartender that can’t decide on what to drink. This book has a little bit of everything, and with eye-catching photos, you’ll want it all.”

“I haven’t been able to put it down. Is it odd to read a recipe book as if it were a novel?”
—San Diego Magazine

“Individuality is part of this book's charm, much like its ode to an underappreciated ingredient, Dubonnet. But the greater success of The New Cocktail Hour is its ability to be many things to a variety of readers and still stand out from the pile of cocktail copycats as both useful and different.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Sized to fit on a shelf in your bar, the book has a slightly snarky, humorous tone that makes it an easy read. And the fascinating bits of history will make great cocktail party fodder. … This new volume is a suitable gift for a recent college grad with a taste for craft cocktails.”
—The Virginian-Pilot

“These sibling cocktail enthusiasts have compiled a big book of pretty drinks. The photography is downright mouth-watering and....the cocktails are well organized by category and presented with historical reference, with easy to follow instructions and even food pairings.”
—The Alcohol 

Story Links

Radio & Podcast Interviews (New Cocktail Hour)

  • The Joy Cardin Show: André and Tenaya talk Movie Night Menus with Wisconsin Public Radio

  • NPR: Tom Ashbrook interviews André about the American Cocktail Renaissance

  • Wine Enthusiast Podcast talks to us about Oscar picks and Movie Night Menus