NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Celebrate reality television star and beloved bartender Ariana Madix’s journey from heartbreak to empowerment with 60 high-drama cocktails that are as strong and inspiring as she is.
When Ariana Madix famously discovered her partner was unfaithful, the incident—known as Scandoval—captivated audiences worldwide. She has now reclaimed her power, channeling her pain into a resounding statement of strength and resilience in Single AF Cocktails, a collection of alluring drinks that follow the trajectory of a relationship that starts beautifully but ends in disaster.
The newly solo Ariana serves up her own recipes and perspective in a unique exploration of the stages of a doomed relationship. In her own words, Ariana takes back the narrative of her very public breakup while inspiring others to find inner strength in their own troubles. Each drink tells part of the story from her point of view, from when she first met her ex, through the insidious affair and its painful aftermath, and to her present state, coming out the other side, stronger than before.
Cleverly categorized into relationship-inspired sections—Honeymoon Phase, Betrayal, Devastation, Resilience, and Ad Astra—Single AF Cocktails offers a range of boozy concoctions for whatever your mood, from when you feel like burning it all down to when it’s time to rally your ride-or-die squad. You’ll find recipes like Rumors, with dark crème de cassis that floats on top of the drink before bleeding into the spirits below, the way lies may find their way into your relationship, or We Ride at Dawn, a big, bold mezcal margarita that’s equal parts power and healing.
Full of stunning, powerful photography and never-before-told stories, Single AF Cocktails is a singular experience for the reader as they ride the rollercoaster of Ariana’s story alongside her. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to Ariana’s world, Single AF Cocktails promises a captivating and cathartic experience for all.
About the Author
Ariana Madix is a bicoastally trained mixologist who has appeared on the hit Emmy-nominated Bravo show Vanderpump Rules since the second season and is the coauthor of Fancy AF Cocktails. She’s been bartending since 2008.
“The cathartic cocktail book traces the path of her relationship with Sandoval. . . . Each cocktail tells its own story—from blissful vacations to the happiness of home ownership to the gut-punch discovery of her ex’s infidelity. And their names will no doubt strike a cord with VPR fans. . . . Eventually, though, Single AF Cocktails finds its way from darkness to light.”—People
“Juicy. . . . Trust us when we say she goes there. . . . You know you’re going to be getting plenty of tea alongside the booze.”—Cosmopolitan
“Conversational and intimate. . . . Madix makes a triumphant solo debut with this dishy, well-conceived, and visually striking ‘breakup album’–inspired cocktail collection. . . . Filled with creative but approachable recipes and gorgeous, stylized photography, this makes an ideal holiday gift for Bravo fans.”—Publishers Weekly