Brad Thomas Parsons told us all about about Amaro, his favorite makers, and the history behind the spirit. We prepared four cocktails with recipes from Parsons’ books, so get out your happy hour gear!
Brad Thomas Parsons is the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All (winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards), Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, and Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World’s Most Spirited Mousers, and Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time. Parsons received an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and his work has appeared in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Lucky Peach, and PUNCH, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.