“Gingersnaps are a teatime classic that should become one for cocktail hour, too,” writes Katherine Cobbs in her new book Cookies & Cocktails: Drink, Dunk & Devour (Tiller Press, 2019). We agree, especially this time of year when warming spices and spirits are a welcome remedy to the chill.
The book is filled with many more inventive pairings of cookies and creamy craft cocktails—and be prepared for Cobbs to expand your understanding of this category of drinks. For instance, Milk & Honey, paired with Lemon-Lavender Icebox Cookies, is clear and silky thanks to a clarification process used in Colonial-era milk punches. Other drinks rely on no dairy at all for their creaminess. Winter Is Coming, paired with Benne Wafers, is a spiked butternut soup with coconut milk.
If you are the type who is always looking for new culinary adventures, you will find this book to be part-travel guide, too. As you learn the story behind each drink, you discover top restaurants and bars across the country.
So go ahead, dunk that cookie. It’s the adult thing to do.
By Terri Robertson | Photography © Becky Luigart-Stayner from Cookies & Cocktails: Drink, Dunk & Devour by Katherine Cobbs (Tiller Press, 2019)