Ethan Skaggs


After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Ethan Skaggs returned to Louisiana to pursue excellence in cocktail creation and mixology experiences. In his role with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, he finds particular joy in helping bar programs across the city develop creative seasonal adaptions of classic and craft cocktails, including zero proof cocktails, with special attention to seasonal local ingredients. Skaggs has worked at iconic New Orleans institutions including Commander’s Palace, Gris-Gris, and Tipitina’s.



2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration Tent
Craft: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails
with Molly Kimball and Ethan Skaggs

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 pm
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

Craft: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails

The clink of ice, the fragrance of fresh herbs, and the ritual of pouring artisanal spirits into a shaker or glass are all integral to the timeless experience of crafting a sophisticated cocktail.

When we aren't drinking, whatever the reason may be, we still want to enjoy elegant, thoughtful beverages. This philosophy is at the heart of Craft: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails.

Inspired by the talented bar staff of dozens of Eat Fit restaurant partners, these zero proof recipes surpass sugary mocktails and basic soda spritzers, proving that it's truly possible to create remarkable, elevated drinks that are alcohol free with little or no added sugars.

Featuring more than 50 recipes, as well as guides to barware, bitters, glassware, and everything else you need to craft a fully sensorial cocktail, this book is an essential--and beautiful--resource for every home mixologist's library.


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