Milk and cookies are a classic. There’s no better culinary combination than a sweet, crumbly, and warm cookie colliding with a rich, cool, creamy liquid…the extraordinary contrast of temperature, texture, and flavor wow and delight our senses. It’s no wonder that people have been dunking and drinking for decades.
But somehow, this magical combination became associated with childhood—a pairing reserved for after-school snacks or Christmas Eve treats for Santa. But, no more! A new era has begun. Retro cocktails are more popular than ever (hello, Harvey Wallbanger?) and like mad scientists, bartenders everywhere are crafting cocktails that tap into milk-and-cookie nostalgia too. If you’ve ever thought a Girl Scout cookie would taste great with a boozy beverage or wished you could order Cereal Milk Punch at your local watering hole, then this book is for you.
Cookies & Cocktails features dreamy drink recipes paired with delicious cookies, biscuits, wafers, and bars. Whether you crave a cutting-edge craft cocktail or a soul-warming nightcap to end a cozy wintry evening you’ll find a sensory surprise on every level. Cheers!
Katherine Cobbs is a writer, editor, and culinary professional with twenty years of experience. She has collaborated with country music star Martina McBride on two cookbooks (Around the Table and Martina’s Kitchen Mix), produced books for multiple James Beard Award–winning chefs, and worked with Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg on My Southern Journey.
She has also worked with Today show contributor Elizabeth Heiskell on the bestselling What Can I Bring? cookbook and The Southern Living Party Cookbook, Southern gentleman Matt Moore on The South’s Best Butts and Serial Griller, Texas author and sommelier Jessica Dupuy on United Tastes of Texas and United Tastes of the South, and soulful Atlanta chef Todd Richards on his critically acclaimed SOUL cookbook.
Katherine is the author of Cookies & Cocktails and Tequila & Tacos. Currently, she is working as an executive producer on a documentary series with a food focus.