W W W. C R A F T BY U M H . C O M I’m hardly French, but I do appreciate the time-honored custom of apéro. Appetite-in- ducing apéritifs and nibbles—alone or con- necting with friends (RT, please, and power down that iPhone.)—is a French end-of- day ritual I think Americans should adopt. I know I could stand some freaking joie de vie. You? In Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way ($19) Rebekah Peppler celebrates the beauty and simplicity of apéro with a collection of classic, and some not so classic, cocktails and bites. A clove spiced Shot de Rosé or herbaceous vermouth and sherry Adonis? Don’t mind if I do! Savory Salmon Rillettes and playful Charcuterie Cones? Yes, please! Yes, to every entry in this fantastic little book. – Cori Paige © Hundred-to-One LLC 2018. All rights reserved.