Category Is: Cocktails!: Mixed Drinks Inspired by Legendary Drag Performers



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Slip on your best heels, beat your face for the gods, and get ready to toast sixty iconic drag queens, kings, and nonbinary performers with cocktails and zero-proof drinks made in their honor.

Category Is: Cocktails! features original recipes for 60 cocktails and zero-proof drinks, alongside beautifully-rendered illustrations and profiles of the personalities who inspired them. The drag legends here run the gamut: designers, dancers, comedians, community activists, contortionists, Emmy winners, and Broadway actors. The book includes drag’s big names, such as stars of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race Kim Chi, Trixie Mattel, and Latrice Royale, to scene stalwarts Divine and Lady Bunny, to international performers like Pabllo Vittar and Pangina Heals—as well as culturally significant figures, like vaudevillian king Annie Hindle and activist Storme´ DeLarverie.
While the drinks in most drag bars could easily fuel a transatlantic flight, this collection puts forth a radical thought: drag performers and their fans deserve better. The tipples here are equal parts delicious and quirky, featuring unusual but easily-sourced ingredients. Along with straightforward recipes, the authors cover the basics of preparing, garnishing, and serving mixed drinks. Armed with these brilliant concoctions and some deep-dive diva trivia, this terrific resource will make you the life of your next cocktail party.

David Dodge is a journalist covering LGBTQ+ issues, travel, politics, and culture for outlets including the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The Advocate, Out, and Newsweek. He is the co-author of Sassy Planet and NYC Storefronts, both published by Prestel. He lives in New York City.

David Orton is a graphic designer and creative director specializing in branding, identity, art direction, and communication design. In his spare time, he DJs under the name DSO, and creates his own cocktails. He lives in New York City.

Cheyne Gallarde is an award-winning illustrator focused on queer and pop culture-related subject matter. His clients include LOGOTV, Penguin Books, True Religion, Johnson & Johnson, and Netflix. He lives in Los Angeles.

• PERFECT FOR lovers of drag. Over the past few years the art form has skyrocketed in popularity internationally. It is now part of popular culture.
• COCKTAILS INSPIRED BY DRAG PERFORMERS: This book offers recipes for 60 drinks dedicated to a diverse selection of brilliant drag performers from the 19th century to the present day, including RuPaul, Kim Chi, and Divine. Contains 60 highly original, easy-to-make recipes.
• FUN MIXOLOGY; INFORMATIVE TEXT: The authors provide interesting biographies and backstories about the performers’ lives, while the cocktail recipes reflect their styles and personalities.
• GOREGEOUSLY ILLUSTRATED: Accompanying the recipes are vibrant illustrations by Cheyne Gallarde, who has made a name for himself by drawing drag performers. He currently has 140,000 Instagram followers, as well as a loyal drag-loving fan base who will be excited when he announces this book.

120 illustrations

ISBN: 9783791389806
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/05/2024
RRP: $34.99
Pages: 144
Dimension: 187mm X 150mm
Imprint: Prestel