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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 - Apr 07, 2015 (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...
Cocktail Codex
Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Alex Day - Oct 30, 2018
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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 - Oct 15, 2002
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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...
The Savoy Cocktail Book
Harry Craddock - Mar 26, 2015 (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...
Liquid Intelligence
The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Dave Arnold - Nov 10, 2014
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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 ...
The PDT Cocktail Book
The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
Jim Meehan - Nov 01, 2011
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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...
Death & Co
Modern Classic Cocktails
David Kaplan - Oct 07, 2014
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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 desti...
Tequila Mockingbird
Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Tim Federle - Apr 23, 2013
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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...
The Bar Book
Elements of Cocktail Technique (Cocktail Book with Cocktail Recipes, Mixology Book for Bartending)
Jeffrey Morgenthaler - Jun 03, 2014
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Looking to impress your family and guests with your cocktails? Look no further than this cocktail recipe book, The Bar Book - Bartending and mixology for the home cocktail enthusiast.Learn the key techniques of bartending and mixology from a master: Written by renowned bartender and cocktail blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler, The Bar Book is the only te...
Meehan's Bartender Manual
Jim Meehan - Oct 17, 2017
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A stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world's most acclaimed bartenders. Meehan's Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan's magnum opus--and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan's storied career in the bar business through pra...
The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition
The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft
Gary Regan - Aug 28, 2018
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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 ...
The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan
Tiki by Shannon Mustipher
Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide by Jerry Thomas
The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual by Sean Muldoon
Drinking Like Ladies by Misty Kalkofen
The 12 Bottle Bar by David Solmonson
The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich
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Bitters by Brad Thomas Parsons
The NoMad Cocktail Book by Leo Robitschek
I'm Just Here for the Drinks by Sother Teague
3-Ingredient Cocktails by Robert Simonson
The Flavor Bible by Andrew Dornenburg
Smuggler's Cove by Martin Cate
Booze & Vinyl by André Darlington
Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean by Jeff Berry
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury
Shake by Eric Prum
Punch by David Wondrich
The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book by Frank Caiafa
The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem by Sean Muldoon
Spirits of Latin America by Ivy Mix
Amaro by Brad Thomas Parsons
Shrubs by Michael Dietsch
The One-Bottle Cocktail by Maggie Hoffman
Last Call by Brad Thomas Parsons
Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters by Derek Brown
The Mini Bar by Editors of Punch
Drinking Distilled by Jeffrey Morgenthaler
The Gentleman's Companion by Charles Henry Baker
Session Cocktails by Drew Lazor
Boozehound by Jason Wilson
The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book by Albert S Crockett
Fancy AF Cocktails by Ariana Madix
The Vegetarian Flavor Bible by Karen Page
How to Cocktail by America'S Test Kitchen
Free the Tipple by Jennifer Croll
Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas
The Essential Cocktail by Dale Degroff
American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye by Clay Risen
The Way of Whisky by Dave Broom
Cocktails Made Simple by Brian Weber
The New Cocktail Hour by André Darlington
Hacking Whiskey by Aaron Goldfarb
Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman
Difford's Guide to Cocktails #12 by Simon Difford
The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails by Steve Reddicliffe
The Martini Cocktail by Robert Simonson
Whiskey by Michael Dietsch
The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler
Camp Cocktails by Emily Vikre
Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends by Ryan Chetiyawardana
A Drinkable Feast by Philip Greene
The Cocktail Chronicles by Paul Clarke
The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner
The Art of the Bar by Jeff Hollinger
The Cocktail Guy by Rich Woods
Cocktails Across America by Diane Lapis
Apéritif by Rebekah Peppler
Moonshine by John Schlimm
Cocktails with a Twist by Kara Newman
Drink What You Want by John Debary
Great Northern Cocktails by Shawn Soole
Nightcap by Kara Newman
Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone
Ted Saucier's Bottoms Up [With Illustrations by Twelve of America's Most Distinguished Artists] by Ted Saucier