Kiddie Cocktails (Paperback)

Good books always come back in circulation. Kiddie Cocktails by Stuart Sandler and retro-illustrator Derek Yaniger is a perfect mix for kids who want cool recipe drinks. The drinks are also ideal for grown-ups too. Kiddie Cocktails is brilliantly illustrated by Derek, and easy to read with Stuart’s easy-to-follow instructions. I have a soft spot for the fonts used in the book.

Calling all junior mixologists! Check out the coolest-ever collection of fabulous drink recipes in every flavour and style under the sun:  sharp and tangy, smooth and sweet, fizzy but never flat, crisp and fruity, rich and creamy – all minus the hooch! Surprise your friends with a Kosmic Kooler, get the party started with a Dream Punch, or cruise to Hawaii with a Little Pink Pearl. You’ll also find tips on setting up your own kiddie cocktail bar – with advice on choosing everything you’ll need to make your cocktails look as amazing as they taste! The entire book is lavishly illustrated by the internationally renowned artist Derek Yaniger. 

Derek Yaniger publishes his work in such magazines as AtomicBarracuda, and Car Kulture Deluxe and does prints for shows such as Hukilau, Tiki Oasis, and the Wild Weekend. He has been commissioned to create art for clients such as Shag, Elvira, and Pixar director Lee Unkrich. His work was collected in the monograph Wildsville: The Art of Derek Yaniger. He lives in Atlanta and is a self-proclaimed “retro daddy”.

In 2004, Sandler launched Mister Retro, offering retro graphic design software products to complement his original typefaces. Mister Retro features a wildly popular suite of Photoshop plug-ins, Snappy Hour vector artwork, and original serigraphs from the world-renowned lowbrow artist Derek Yaniger. When he’s not in his studio, Sandler enjoys life in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his family, and indulging in world-class supper club dining – hunkered over a fancy pickle, radish, and black olive relish tray and sipping on a Shirley Temple.

Foreword by Charles Phoenix

Charles Phoenix is a performer, humorist, chef, and author. In his live shows, videos, media appearances and books, the self-proclaimed “retro daddy” explores America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present, and predicts retro-inspired future trends. Fans enjoy his unique spin on, and genuine reverence for, all things Americana, and trust his guide to attractions from coast to coast. Charles has shared his vintage images and culinary creations on TV with Conan and Martha Stewart and is often heard on National Public Radio. Los Angeles Times says, “Call him the King of Retro,” and LA WEEKLY anointed him the “Kodachrome King”.