It was a typical hot tropical day in Hawaii, and the long drive from Wailea, which included a two-lane scenic country road, set the tone for the perfect drink to quench Uy Woody Nguyen's thirst. The lunch at Hali'Imaile General Store didn't disappoint either. From this day on, whenever Nguyen sees the Mai Tai drink on a cocktail menu, it stirs up nostalgia of that day in Maui.
When he arrived back home, he missed Hawaii so much that he was determined to duplicate that Mai Tai to ease his longing until his next trip back to the Islands. It worked too! Through numerous iterations, he was able to "perfect" it such that it actually reminded him of Hawaii…born was Uy Woody's Mai Tai.
"The Cocktail Journey" is a perfect coffee table book with stunning photographs of delicious and artistically presented cocktails accompanied by recipes. Author and photographer Uy Woody Nguyen mixes classics, favorites, and even original cocktail ideas based on personal experiences from Nguyen's travels.
This book aspires to inspire readers to create drinks that match their own styles and tastes. Let all your senses be your guide as you create cocktails that you'd be proud to share with others in your home. "The Cocktail Journey" is sure to spark conversations at any gathering.
"The Cocktail Journey" is ideal for people who enjoy sharing travel, food, and drink stories with others at a gathering. What could be more perfect than incorporating your own experiences into a drink you've created at home to enjoy with your favorite people? Cheers!