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New Orleans cocktail book shows city's elegant drink side

A new book from the owner of a New Orleans craft cocktail bar is showing readers an elegant look at cocktails in a city known for drinking excess. Neal Bodenheimer founded Cure in 2009 and since then has gone on to open other bars and restaurants. His new book is titled “Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Em." It showcases drinks created by Cure staff and well-known New Orleans drink staples such as the Sazerac or the Ramos Gin Fizz.

The book includes essays about the city and its drinking culture. Bodenheimer says the book is a “love letter to the city from me.”