Drinking with Your Patron Saints: The Sinner's Guide to Honoring Namesakes and Protectors (Hardcover)
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There’s a patron saint for everything. And Michael Foley has a drink for every patron saint.
Have a problem with the IRS? Pray to St. Matthew and mix up a classic Income Tax cocktail to toast the tax collector apostle. Looking for a deal at a gun show? Try St. Adrian of Nicomedia, the patron of arms manufacturers, and raise a glass of craft beer from Denver’s Call to Arms in the saint’s honor. Or stir up a Gunfire, traditionally served to British soldiers on Christmas Day. Need to sell your house? Ask St. Joseph for his help and honor his patronage with a Sazerac, made with wormwood in honor of his trade as a carpenter.Drinking with Your Patron Saintsgives you a saint for every occasion. Packed with inspiring stories and delicious drink recipes for saints from Adam to Zita, this book will be a boost to your spiritual life—and your spirits.
About the Author
Dr. Michael P. Foley is a Professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University, a Catholic theologian, a mixologist, and the author or editor of over a dozen books and around 500 articles on topics including sacred liturgy, St. Augustine of Hippo, and contemporary film and culture.
“In these dark days, I mull often on the necessity of sanctity—and hard liquor. And to that end, I find Mike Foley an essential guide.”
— —H. W. Crocker III, historian, novelist, and bestselling author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, A 2,000-Year History