Raise a glass to the LGBTQ+ community.
This collection of cocktail recipes celebrates queer culture and pays tribute to the great gay icons of our time. Try your hand at mixing a Bloody Mariah (Carey), (Stephen) Fry Martini, or Rocket Man and get your tastebuds tingling.
With recipes inspired by Beyoncé (Bey’s Knees), Freddie Mercury (Tequila Queen), Whitney Houston (I Will Always Love Woo Woo), and more, there’s plenty to keep all cocktail movers and shakers busy and thirsts well and truly quenched—we'll drink to that!
Lewis Laney is the author of The Little Book of Pride, published by Dog ’n’ Bone. He started writing queer literature as a teenager in his adopted hometown of Blackpool, Lancashire.
At eighteen he had his first short story published in The Next Wave: The Gay Times Book of Short Stories (2002). He went on to write more short stories and also articles for various publications including the iconic music magazine The Face.
He is an active participant in the LGBTQ+ London community, working with local establishments to provide spaces for queer meet-ups. He now works in publishing and lives in south-east London with his partner and their ancient cairn terrier, Jimmy. Lewis lives in London, UK.