Maggie Hoffman // The One-Bottle Cocktail

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"There's both people getting really excited about the unusual ingredients that you can find...as well as people who want seasonal fresh cocktails that fit with sort of the way they cook."

— Maggie Hoffman

This week, we're excited to welcome Maggie Hoffman to SALT + SPINE, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Maggie is a food & drink writer and author of The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit. She founded the drink section of Serious Eats in 2011 and later served as the food site's managing editor. Today, she's a freelance writer and author covering the explosion of craft drinking -- from beer to cocktails -- forming connections with hundreds of bartenders across the country and around the world. Her first book helps home drinkers make no-fuss, fun and delicious cocktails with recipes focused on fresh ingredients that are already on your shopping list. 

There’s never been a time where what you drink at a bar has been more different from what you can make for yourself at home.
— Maggie Hoffman

We sat down with Maggie at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen cooking school to talk about her love of cookbooks, uncomplicated but refreshing cocktails and how she recipe tested hundreds of cocktail recipes.