Zero Proof: 200 Nonalcoholic Drinks from America's Most Famous Bars and Restaurants

Pamela Stovall, Author, Richard Lalich, With St. Martin's Press $10.95 (173p) ISBN 978-0-312-11479-4
Most people associate bars and cocktails with the consumption of alcohol. Yet today, trends urge us to eat and drink more healthfully. Stovall and Lalich's handy, well-researched guide successfully does away with the damning myth of drab, liquorless drinks and creates flavorful alternatives. Appropriately titled, this reliable, adventurous collection of nonalcoholic concoctions provides challenging yet delightful beverages. Even the occasional drinker will not feel left out or condescended to, but will readily savor the authors' array of natural juices, de-alcoholized wines, beers incorporated with sodas, bitters, sweet-and-sour mixes, coffees and others. Many of the recipes have low calorie counts and hail from the settings where they were first served-e.g., the Rainbow Room's ``Spiked Cola.'' Instead of getting duly buzzed, drinkers from this source will reach a natural high. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/1994
Release date: 11/01/1994
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