Growing up with European parents, Kat Odell was exposed to alcohol at an age without the traditionally American gateway of the 21st birthday. Odell pulls from that same upbringing and an extensive list of alcohols to create a book that is appropriately titled Day Drinking: 50 Cocktails for a Mellow Buzz. If you’re in the mood for consumption but you don’t want to get hammered you can refer to the recipes in this 200+ page tome to help you create day drinks that are easy on the alcohol but not on the buzz. Written by the founding editor of the popular Eater Drinks column, Kat Odell, Day Drinking is divided into a number of easy to follow chapters filled with alcoholic recipes that are delicious and light on the booze. Cocktail Basics. Summer Lovin’. But First, a Cocktail. Warm me up. Grouplove. Wildcard Cocktails. Buzz-free Beverages. If you want to host a great party without the terrible aftermath, this is a great book for your home bar.