Spritz

Head to Italy with this cocktail book.

Warm weather is right around the corner: It’s time for the season of the spritz. Wonderfully effervescent, low in alcohol and playfully bitter, the spritz is the perfect beverage to open up the stomach and palate for a meal. Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau wrote Spritz as a celebration of the easy-to-drink and highly customizable Italian libation. Spritz is full of classics, like the white spritz with dry white wine, soda water and lemon syrup, and modern takes like Rosé All Day, a refreshing mix of rosé, Cocchi Americano, papaya shrub, lemon juice and prosecco. With a surprisingly in-depth look at the spritz through the ages, Spritz is full of tidbits, facts, anecdotes and most importantly, refreshing recipes.

"Spritz," by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, tenspeed.com

Daniel Puma is Feast's editorial intern, recently transplanted to St. Louis from Oklahoma, who has a penchant for board games, a soft spot for dogs and a strong hatred of beans.