For Good Drinks, Bainbridge traveled around the US and met bartenders creating complex, sophisticated nonalcoholic drinks. Julia Bainbridge’s official title is writer and author but it’s also fair to describe her as a trendsetter. Long before the pandemic brought conversations about the impact of social isolation to the fore, the former Bon Appétit editor was the creator and host of The Lonely Hour, an interview-based podcast about loneliness and solitude. She was similarly prescient when it came to the rise of sober and sober-curious living. A few years ago, Bainbridge set off on a road trip across America to interview bartenders, drink experts and chefs and to discover unusual and delicious alcohol-free mixed beverages. The result was Good Drinks, a compendium of nonalcoholic recipes aimed at anyone rethinking their relationship with alcohol for whatever reason. (Bainbridge doesn’t drink alcohol and has previously described herself as coming from “a long This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 51 On The Shelf Writer Claire-Louise Bennett reflects on her process. Arts & Culture Issue 50 Angela Trimbur “I’m talking to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority…. I want to do a rat king ballet in the subway.” Arts & Culture Issue 50 On the Shelf Writer Hua Hsu on faxes and friendship. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Jenny Odell The acclaimed author in search of lost time. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder.