By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Nov 20, 2022 at 9:31 AM

Among the most respected authors in the cocktail realm, André Darlington has built a solid reputation with tomes like “The New Cocktail Hour” and “Booze Cruise.” However, in his latest book, “Bar Menu”, he’s combined two of his long-held passions: cocktails and food.

This week on FoodCrush, we sat down with Darlington to discuss his new book, which is filled with 100+ easy-to-prepare globally-inspired dishes, plus over 30 cocktail recipes: a true resource for anyone who’d like to host a memorable happy hour (or full fledged cocktail party) at home.

During our chat, Darlington shares information about his journey to cocktail writing, the inspiration behind “Bar Menu” and the recipes within. He also shares tricks and tips, favorite recipes and a preview of his next (hint: White Russian filled) project.

Love the sound of this?  Catch André Darlington on Nov. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge. Advance seats for this event are sold out, but some seating options will still be available the night of the event. 


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Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.