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Product Description Raise Your Spirits and Toast the Saints Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix Bartender’s Guide and Lives of the Saints, shake well, garnish with good cheer.  Drinking with the Saintsis a concoction that both sinner and saint will savor. Michael Foley offers the faithful drinker witty and imaginative instruction on the appropriate libations for the seasons, feasts, and saints’ days of the Church year. ·       A guide to wine, beer, and spirits, including 38 original cocktails ·       Lively sketches of scores of saints, from the popular to the obscure ·       Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink ·       Even includes drinks for Lent! Review "This book is certain to reunite more than a few Catholics and Shakers. A well-researched and entertaining work--only the humor and the martinis are dry." --Philip Greene, cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion "Drinking with the Saints becomes an occasion (if not an excuse) to slow one's pace, savor a drink, and slip not into inebriation but a relaxed look at the saints." --Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., host of EWTN Live From the Inside Flap Raise Your Spirits and Toast the Saints! Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix Bartender's Guide and Lives of the Saints, shake well, garnish with good cheer. Drinking with the Saints is a concoction that both sinner and saint will savor. Michael Foley offers the faithful drinker witty and imaginative instruction on the appropriate libations for the seasons, feasts, and saints' days of the Church year. A guide to wine, beer, and spirits, including 38 original cocktails Lively sketches of scores of saints, from the popular to the obscure Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink Even includes drinks for Lent! From the Back Cover Raise Your Spirits and Toast the Saints! Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix "Bartender's Guide" and "Lives of the Saints," shake well, garnish with good cheer. "Drinking with the Saints" is a concoction that both sinner and saint will savor. Michael Foley offers the faithful drinker witty and imaginative instruction on the appropriate libations for the seasons, feasts, and saints' days of the Church year. A guide to wine, beer, and spirits, including 38 original cocktails Lively sketches of scores of saints, from the popular to the obscure Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink Even includes drinks for Lent! About the Author Michael P. Foley was born and raised in Southern California, went to school in Northern California, and did his graduate work at Boston College, where he earned his PhD in Catholic theology. Foley taught for three years at Notre Dame and then took a job in the Great Texts at Baylor University, where he has lived for the past ten years with his wife and six children. His previous works include Ever Ancient, Ever New: Ruminations on the City, the Soul, and the Church; Wedding Rites: The Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services; a translation of St. Augustine’s Confessions; and the popular Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday?: The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything. Foley has also authored over 150 articles on subjects ranging from faith to film to Church history.