Today we visited the Chronicle book fair at the Queensbury Hotel. Inspired by the sheer number of mostly local authors and aspiring authors ourselves, we talked to several people, picking their brains for publishing tips. Carl Heilman's presentation was creatively inspiring, Dan Ladd had ten-pointers for us and Lawrence Gooley was a wealth of information about self-publishing. Most of the books had a simple, low impact design in a no-nonsense, highly readable format. As usual, we felt a cocktail commemorating the occasion would be appropriate. We drink like it's our job, and we take our job very seriously. This drink, like the Chronicle Book Fair, is understated yet contains a wealth of flavor. You can't describe it, you just have to try it.
3 oz. Opal Nera (black sambuca)
2 oz. amaretto
1 oz. grenadine
Shaken with ice and served in a shot snifter. Meant to be sipped, not slammed.
Cheers and Bottoms Up!
Kim and Pam Ladd
OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!