I admit it: When Monica Bhide asked me to write for her lovely “Life of Spice” blog about how I came up for the idea for Cocktails for a Crowd, I considered fibbing.
“I could always spin some thirsty story about how I threw a party, and…”
“Well, I guess I could throw together something about how I was inspired by bartenders, and…”
Although there would have been elements of truth to both (hey, I said fibbing, not outright lying!) instead I opted to tell the truth. Here’s how I came up with the idea for the book, as posted on Monica’s blog. I guarantee, it’s not the pretty story you expect.