The rapper/songwriter/producer loves to entertain in many ways, including fixing cocktails for friends. One look at his discography will give you a hint as to how important cocktails are in his life and, to leave no stone unturned, T-Pain has teamed up with Beard Award-winning mixologist, Maxwell Britten, to form a guide of favorite drinks tied to some of his best songs.
In 2007, "rappa ternt sanga" T-Pain released his hit single "Can I Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')," propelling the artist to mainstream royalty. Since then, the Tallahassee, Florida native has secured his position as one of the most successful and diverse hip-hop artists in the world. It all started, really, with a song about liquor. T-Pain's extensive career has been punctuated by libations. It's been a part of his music, his business acumen (having secured a number of ambassador deals with liquor brands like Jose Cuervo), and his overall persona. Now, T-Pain brings his love of mixology and music in book form, titled Can I Mix You A Drink? Working with Mixologist Maxwell Britten, former Bar Director to Brooklyn's James Beard Award Winning Maison Premiere, T-Pain sets cocktails to music. Each drink has been carefully curated to reflect a sentiment from one of his hit songs. Drink by drink, T-Pain explores levels of new flavors (and potencies) to create a work that can be used for parties, local bars, pre-gaming before the club, or even just a quiet night at home. It's nearly impossible not to hear T-Pain's music and sense of humor as you read through the black and gold pages. Each drink is uniquely curated and titled after a T-Pain song. Considering T-Pain is known for unorthodox mixes in his music, expect the same from his drinks, along with some classic cocktails modified by T-Pain himself. The book is woven together with anecdotes from T-Pain about his life and lessons while inebriated, offering an irresistibly hilarious take on a mixology book experience. The faux leather hard cover is laced in gold foil with an embossed monogram of T-Pain himself, and each glossy page brings high-end drink photography that matches the caliber of the drink recipes. Whether you're a fan of T-Pain or a fan of drink-making, Can I Mix You A Drink? is the cocktail book for you.
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About the Author
• Maxwell Britten is an award winning hospitality professional whose occupation as an industry leader has spanned over 15 years. From his role as as former Bar Director to Brooklyn's James Beard Award Winning Maison Premiere, Chief Brand Officer to The Liquor Cabinet and most recently Managing Partner of The Django at The Roxy Hotel Tribeca, Maxwell has always been deeply passionate about innovation and community of hospitality as a means to evolve the industry.