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"A cocktail recipe book, but also a love letter to [Paul Feig's] career." - Esquire

Tuesday, 6 June, 18.30 London

We are delighted to present the next event in our popular literary series on Tuesday 6 June with Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig reading from his book Cocktail Time! The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun.

Cocktail Time! covers everything, from the classics (and variations on them) like martinis, negronis, and hot toddies to original concoctions, such as "The Feigtini." The book also includes recipes from film and TV industry friends, such as the Charlize Theron Gibson; the Very Cherry Kerry (Washington); the (Angela) Kinsey Gin Fizz; Henry (Golding)'s Honey Plum G&T, and The Five (Michelle) Yeoh-Larm Fire.

Prior to each reading and discussion, guests are invited to enjoy drinks with canapés in the Lotos Room's lobby. Each guest will also receive a copy of Cocktail Time! The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun as part of their ticket, with an opportunity for signing after the talk.


Ticket Price: £40, including a hardback copy of the book

Time: 18.30pm - cocktail reception with canapés | 19.15pm - reading, discussion and Q&A

Location: The Lotos Room at The Beaumont

The Author

Paul Feig is a writer, director, producer, and actor. He is known for creating the cult classic show Freaks and Geeks, directing Bridesmaids, and the all-female Ghostbusters. Paul also directed several episodes of the Emmy-nominated show The Office, including the cringe-tastic fan favourite "Dinner Party." In 2020, he started a daily Instagram live series called Cocktail Time!, where he made cocktails every day for 100 days to raise money for first responders, essential workers, and Covid-19 charities. He has his own brand of gin, Artingstall's Brilliant London Dry Gin, which has won a variety of awards, including Best of Show, Double Gold in the WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition. He lives in L.A., New York City, and London with his wife Laurie and his dog Buster.

The Book

Cocktail Time! is a love letter to the aesthetics and culture around cocktails. And it's an immensely charming and readable window into one man's friendly obsession - how to make the drinks, how to throw the parties, what music to play, what glassware you need, and more, along with 125 cocktail recipes. Add to that, each drink is presented with a funny insider anecdotes about Paul's Hollywood life and friends.