Ace of Cups
Cocktails can be a little bit magical: They can make you feel like you're in the right place at the right time. Possibilities look brighter. You're more in touch with... something. Katie Seibel's Tarot of Cocktails deck adds a touch of mysticism to the misty world of cocktail magic. Working in the kitchen of her studio apartment, she created 30 original illustrations, taking the basic composition of a classic tarot card and cleverly replacing key elements with references to the craft cocktail recipe on the back. Wands became cinnamon sticks; pentacles are slices of citrus; a tarot heart is now a cocktail strawberry. The recipes, too, combine originals and riffs on classics, including a wide variety of drink types, flavors, and levels of complexity, all developed with the casual connoisseur in mind. The included companion booklet contains tips, tricks, and special ingredient instructions, with room for notes.