Latin Twist: Traditional & Modern Cocktails

Reflections on Traditional and Modern Cocktails

Ever wish you could be transported to that Latin vacation spot where you once experienced (or hope to someday experience) bliss? If teleportation is still not an option let us suggest the next best thing: serve up one of the delicious concoctions from Latin Twist: Traditional and Modern Cocktails. Award-winning Latina food bloggers Vianney Rodriguez and Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack from Sweet Life and Muy Bueno Cookbook have collaborated to put an exciting collection of Latin cocktails into our drink repertoire.

Culturally Inspiring

We find it particularly relevant because this is the first book to celebrate the signature cocktails of 18 Latin-American countries and Spain in one volume. It is a beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully photographed hardbound cocktail book with a collection of 95+ fresh cocktails that is simply exotic. Broken down by country of origin, each recipe is clearly laid out with clear directions. 

Latin Twist Cocktails Cultural relevance

And while you’re prepping your Latin Twist drinks you’ll also learn a little about the history of each country’s liquors so you can dive deeper into cultural authenticity. Make sure to try the classic Mexican Paloma – Yvette’s favorite or the classic Margarita – Vianney’s favorite. Of course with 97 traditional and original cocktail recipes you are bound to find your own favorite.

Be it an afternoon daydreaming about travel or if you are entertaining at a backyard fiesta there is a drink for everyone and every occasion in this book. The best part is that just like on their blogs Vianney and Yvette provide clear instructions on how to use fresh ingredients to mix things up. These ladies were a match made in cocktail heaven.

Latin Twist features:

  • 97 traditional and original cocktail recipes from 20 countries
  • Brief historical facts of the alcohols used in each country
  • Latin American illustrated map of cocktails
  • Gorgeous color photography throughout


With its beautiful photography and easy to follow recipes this book is a perfect gift: hostess gifts, teacher gifts, wedding gifts… you name it… Latin Twist will be well received. Find it on Amazon.

Latin Twist Cocktails - Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Vianney Rodriguez is a food blogger and recipe developer who enjoys sharing recipes that are inspired by her childhood memories and her Tejana/Mexican heritage. Her blog, Sweet Life, reflects this identity, and has been featured as one of NBC Latino’s “Food Blogs We Love,” Latina’s Best Food Blogs, and Babble.com’s Top 100 Mom Food Blogs, among others. Vianney was recognized as the LATISM 2012 Best Latina Food Blogger. She resides with her family in South Texas. Make sure to visit her blog www.sweetlifebake.com and keep-up on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack is a recipe developer, food blogger, and author who draws culinary inspiration from her Mexican heritage. She is co-author of Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor (Hippocrene Books, 2012). Yvette has been featured in Latina, People en Español, and Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazines, and the Muy Bueno blog has earned a number of accolades, including finalist in the 2012 and 2014 SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. Make sure to visit her blog  www.muybuenocookbook.com and keep-up on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest
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