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Best Cocktail Books

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Best Cocktail Books
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From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
David Wondrich - 2015-04-07 (first published in 2007)
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The newly updated edition of David Wondrich’s definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks--and the ultimate mixologist's guide--in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar. Wondrich reveals never-before-pub...
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The Savoy Cocktail Book
Harry Craddock - 2015-03-26 (first published in 1930)
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Classy Savoy aficionados (and anyone drawn to this book clearly has good taste) will appreciate this edition's iconic cover in addition to the classic, definitive text (Savoyists accept no substitute!). Hardcover ISBN: 1626540926; Paperback ISBN: 1626540640.For the ultimate in convenience and ease, consider our spiral-bound edition. After all, do y...
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Cocktail Codex
Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Alex Day - 2018-10-30
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From the authors of the bestselling and genre-defining cocktail book  Death & Co ,  Cocktail Codex  is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique “root cocktails” approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic a...
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The Craft of the Cocktail
Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes
Dale Degroff - 2002-10-15
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Cocktails are bigger than ever, and this is the first real cookbook for them, covering the entire breadth of this rich subject. The Craft of the Cocktail provides much more than merely the same old recipes: it delves into history, personalities, and anecdotes; it shows you how to set up a bar, master important techniques, and use tools correctly; a...
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Liquid Intelligence
The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Dave Arnold - 2014-11-10
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A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks.In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked.With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech ...
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The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition
The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft
Gary Regan - 2018-08-28
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A thoroughly updated edition of the 2003 classic that home and professional bartenders alike refer to as their cocktail bible. Gary Regan, the "most-read cocktail expert around" (Imbibe), has revised his original tome for the 15th anniversary with new material: many more cocktail recipes--including smart revisions to the originals--and fascinating ...
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The PDT Cocktail Book
The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
Jim Meehan - 2011-11-01
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Now you don’t have to leave your home to learn how to mix and serve the sensational cocktails created by Jim Meehan, the nationally renowned mixologist at PDT, one of New York City’s hottest bars. Beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully crafted—just like its namesake—this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bart...
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Death & Co
Modern Classic Cocktails
David Kaplan - 2014-10-07
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The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.  Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destin...
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The Drunken Botanist
Amy Stewart - 2013-03-19
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Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when a Dutch physician added oil of juniper to a clear spirit, believing that juniper berries would cure kidney disorders. "The Drunken Botanist" uncovers the enlightening botanical history and the fascinating scienc...
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Tequila Mockingbird
Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Tim Federle - 2013-04-23
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Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore—and you deserve a drink!A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 d...
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The Bar Book
Jeffrey Morgenthaler - 2014-06-03
Meehan's Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan
Tiki by Shannon Mustipher
Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide by Jerry Thomas
The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan
The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual by Sean Muldoon
Booze & Vinyl by André Darlington
Bitters by Brad Thomas Parsons
The 12 Bottle Bar by David Solmonson
Spirits of Latin America by Ivy Mix
Drinking Like Ladies by Misty Kalkofen
The NoMad Cocktail Book by Leo Robitschek
The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich
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3-Ingredient Cocktails by Robert Simonson
The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem by Sean Muldoon
I'm Just Here for the Drinks by Sother Teague
The New Craft of the Cocktail by Dale Degroff
Smuggler's Cove by Martin Cate
Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean by Jeff Berry
Amaro by Brad Thomas Parsons
Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury
Shake by Eric Prum
Last Call by Brad Thomas Parsons
Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman
Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters by Derek Brown
Punch by David Wondrich
The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book by Frank Caiafa
Boozehound by Jason Wilson
The Flavor Bible by Andrew Dornenburg
How to Cocktail by America'S Test Kitchen
The Essential Cocktail by Dale Degroff
Shrubs by Michael Dietsch
The One-Bottle Cocktail by Maggie Hoffman
Cocktails Made Simple by Brian Weber
The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails by Steve Reddicliffe
The Martini Cocktail by Robert Simonson
The Mini Bar by Editors of Punch
Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends by Ryan Chetiyawardana
Drinking Distilled by Jeffrey Morgenthaler
The Gentleman's Companion by Charles Henry Baker
The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner
The Cocktail Guy by Rich Woods
Session Cocktails by Drew Lazor
Fancy AF Cocktails by Ariana Madix
And a Bottle of Rum by Wayne Curtis
Good Drinks by Julia Bainbridge
Apéritif by Rebekah Peppler
The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book by Albert S Crockett
The Japanese Art of the Cocktail by Masahiro Urushido
Regarding Cocktails by Sasha Petraske
Free the Tipple by Jennifer Croll
American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye by Clay Risen
The Way of Whisky by Dave Broom
The New Cocktail Hour by André Darlington
Hacking Whiskey by Aaron Goldfarb
To Have and Have Another Revised Edition by Philip Greene
Difford's Guide to Cocktails #12 by Simon Difford
Whiskey by Michael Dietsch
The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler
Shaken by Ian Fleming
Camp Cocktails by Emily Vikre
The Old-Fashioned by Robert Simonson
A Drinkable Feast by Philip Greene
The Cocktail Chronicles by Paul Clarke
Gather Around Cocktails by Aaron Goldfarb
The Modern Cocktail by Mr. Matt Whiley
The Art of the Bar by Jeff Hollinger
Cocktails Across America by Diane Lapis
Moonshine by John Schlimm
Cocktails with a Twist by Kara Newman
Drink What You Want by John Debary
Aperitif by Kate Hawkings
Great Northern Cocktails by Shawn Soole
Gone with the Gin by Tim Federle
Nightcap by Kara Newman
Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone
The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page
Spritz by Talia Baiocchi
Ted Saucier's Bottoms Up [With Illustrations by Twelve of America's Most Distinguished Artists] by Ted Saucier