so many mojitos

101 MojitosSomeone pinch me because I can hardly believe it -- Kim Haasarud just published the sixth book in her 101 cocktail series, 101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks. I can still remember the day when I thought up the idea for this series. Then I got in touch with Kim, and the rest is history. Here are some of my snapshots from behind the scenes at the shoot. You'll have to check out the actual book to see the real photos by the amazing Alexandra Grablewski.101 MojitosI've lost track of what these all are, but check out the cocktail on the right with the jalapeno in it. Spicy! Everything in these snapshots is styled by Brian Preston-Campbell. No way could I make cocktails that look this good myself.photoshootThat's Alexandra, the photographer.propspropsGorgeous props -- one of the best things about a cookbook photoshoot. How cool would it be to have a prop closet at home?101 MojitosI like some of these photos because unlike the real ones in the book, you can see the studio space and where the backgrounds run out. Of course those are no-no's in professional photography, but it's cool to see how things come together.101 MojitosThis snapshot is tightly cropped just like it would be in the book. When I see a drink photo like this, it makes me long for summer. I have been complaining endlessly about the winter this year, but come on... it was pretty bad! I'm ready for warm nights and ice cold, fruity cocktails about now.