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The Best Cocktail & Bartender Books

“What are the best books for cocktail recipes?” We looked at 16 sources and came away with 94 of the best books about cocktails, so we could answer that very question.

Part 3 in our 7 part series of Alcohol Articles.

Today we aggregated the best books about Cocktails and Books for at home or professional bartenders, to find out what the top books on the subject are. The top 26 books that appeared on multiple lists are ranked below with pictures, links, and summaries. The remaining 68 books and the sources we used are also listed at the bottom of the article.

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The Top Professional & At Home Bartender Recipe Books



26 .) American Bar by Charles Schumann

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Lists It Appears On:

  • My Domaine
  • Difford’s Guide

An invaluable reference for any bartender or home entertainer, this book is conveniently organized into informative sections that explain how cocktails are made and include important information about their ingredients. For easy use, more than 500 recipes are arranged alphabetically, each cross-referenced in drink categories.

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25 .) Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan

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Lists It Appears On:

  • World Best Bars
  • Tales of the Cocktail

“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 destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff—the best in the industry—Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference.

Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails, Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails. But more than just a collection of recipes, Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Filled with beautiful, evocative photography; illustrative charts and infographics; and colorful essays about the characters who fill the bar each night; Death & Co—like its namesake bar—is bold, elegant, and setting the pace for mixologists around the world.”

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24 .) Hickory Daiquiri Dock by Tim Federle

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Mental Floss
  • Los Angeles Times

“Move over, Mother Goose.

Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood! Babies are a miracle, but even miracles poop. A lot. Thank goodness she’s got your twinkling eyes, he’s got your perfect nose, and we’ve got your aching back. Welcome to Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist—the ultimate gift for new parents everywhere.

Featuring 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, it’s time to lose the rattle, pick up a shaker, and throw yourself an extremely quiet party. Especially if you’ve finally gotten the baby to sleep, which is always worth toasting to.”

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23 .) On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Eater
  • Jeffrey Morgenthaler

“Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as “”a minor masterpiece”” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they’re made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.

Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment.

On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as “”molecular gastronomy.”” Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.”

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22 .) Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Saveur
  • Epicurious

“Cast aside your cares and worries. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring—and often misunderstood—movements in American cultural history. Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival.

Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia.”

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21 .) Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Mental Floss
  • Evening Standard

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 delicious drink recipes—paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

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20 .) The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails, a New Way to Drink by David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

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Lists It Appears On:

  • My Domaine
  • Cool Material

“It’s a system, a tool kit, a recipe book. Beginning with one irresistible idea–a complete home bar of just 12 key bottles–here’s how to make more than 200 classic and unique mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus the perfect Martini, the perfect Manhattan, and the perfect Mint Julep.

It’s a surprising guide–tequila didn’t make the cut, and neither did bourbon, but genever did. And it’s a literate guide–describing with great liveliness everything from the importance of vermouth and bitters (the “salt and pepper” of mixology) to the story of a punch bowl so big it was stirred by a boy in a rowboat.”

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19 .) The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Mental Floss
  • My Domaine

“Julie Reiner, the co-owner of The Clover Club in Brooklyn and The Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan, has written a book that provides inspiration for the rest of us, not only the cocktail geeks. She wants to balance the needs of the everyday drinker with those of the passionate mixologist.

Recipes are organized around seasonality and occasion, with different events and themes appropriate to the specific time of the year. Each section will include a mixture of holiday-inspired drinks, classic cocktails, and innovative new drinks, all along with fun cocktail lore. Tricks, tips, and techniques–such as batching and infusions, tools of the trade, notes on spirit types, and easy substitutions to utilize what you already have on hand–will round out the amazing amount of information in Reiner’s book.”

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18 .) The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual: Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry and Ben Schaffer

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Mental Floss
  • Cool Material

Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in Lower Manhattan has dominated the bar industry, receiving award after award including World’s Best Bar, World’s Best Cocktail Menu, World’s Best Drink Selection, and Best American Cocktail Bar. Now, the critically acclaimed bar has its first cocktail book, The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual, which, along with its inventive recipes, also details founder Sean Muldoon and bar manager Jack McGarry’s inspiring rags-to-riches story that began in Ireland and has brought them to the top of the cocktail world. Like the bar’s décor, Dead Rabbit’s award-winning drinks are a nod to the “Gangs of New York” era. They range from fizzes to cobblers to toddies, each with its own historical inspiration. There are also recipes for communal punches as well as an entire chapter on absinthe. Along with the recipes and their photos, this stylish and handsome book includes photographs from the bar itself so readers are able to take a peek into the classic world of Dead Rabbit.

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17 .) The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks by Dale DeGroff

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Serious Eats
  • About

“The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor, interesting formula, or distinctive technique. These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know, the martinis, sours, highballs, tropicals, punches, sweets, and classics, both old and new, that form the core of a connoisseur’s repertoire. Throughout the book are DeGroff’s personal twists, such as a tangy Grapefruit Julep or a refreshing Yuzu Gimlet.

To complement the tantalizing photographs of each essential cocktail, DeGroff also regales readers with the fascinating lore behind a drink’s genesis and instructs us on using the right ingredients, techniques, glasses, and garnishes. As Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the classic compendium for home chefs and gourmands, so The Essential Cocktail will be the go-to book for serious mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts.”

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16 .) The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Eater
  • Tales of the Cocktail

“Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe–it’s knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs’ combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating “”deliciousness”” in any dish.

Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to work more intuitively and effectively with ingredients; experiment with temperature and texture; excite the nose and palate with herbs, spices, and other seasonings; and balance the sensual, emotional, and spiritual elements of an extraordinary meal. Seasoned with tips, anecdotes, and signature dishes from America’s most imaginative chefs, The Flavor Bible is an essential reference for every kitchen.”

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15 .) The Flowing Bowl by William Schmidt

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Food & Wine
  • Difford’s Guide

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14 .) Bartenders’ Manual by Harry Johnson

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Cocktails & Bars
  • Food & Wine
  • Difford’s Guide

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13 .) Beach Bum Berry Remixed by Jeff Berry

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Difford’s Guide
  • Mental Floss
  • Tales of the Cocktail

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12 .) Bitters: A Spirited History by Brad Thomas Parson

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Lists It Appears On:

  • My Domaine
  • Serious Eats
  • Cool Material

Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring in bartenders and their thirsty patrons a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters.

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11 .) Liquid Intelligence by Dave Arnold

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Cocktails & Bars
  • Los Angeles Times
  • World Best Bars

“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 bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like.

Years of rigorous experimentation and study―botched attempts and inspired solutions―have yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simple―how ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezer―and then progresses into advanced techniques like clarifying cloudy lime juice with enzymes, nitro-muddling fresh basil to prevent browning, and infusing vodka with coffee, orange, or peppercorns.”

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10 .) Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Mental Floss
  • Saveur
  • Epicurious

From Milan to Los Angeles, Venice to New York, the spritz—Italy’s bitter and bubbly aperitivo cocktail—has become synonymous with a leisurely, convivial golden hour. But the spritz is more than just an early evening cocktail—it’s a style of drinking. In Spritz, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau trace the drink’s origins to ancient Rome, uncover its unlikely history and culture, explore the evolution of aperitivo throughout Northern Italy, and document the spritz’s revival around the world. From regional classics to modern variations, Spritz includes dozens of recipes from some of America’s most lauded bartenders, a guide to building a spritz bar, and a collection of food recipes for classic Italian snacks to pair alongside.

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9 .) The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Cocktails & Bars
  • Eater
  • My Domaine

“Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.

Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs–but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.

This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology–with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners–will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.”

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8 .) The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David Embury

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Eater
  • Food & Wine
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Difford’s Guide

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7 .) Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tender’s Guide by Jerry Thomas

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Food & Wine
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Serious Eats
  • Difford’s Guide

First published in 1862, this seminal work in bartending was the first drink book ever published in the United States. Collected here by Jerry Thomas—America’s most famous bartender—are dozens of cocktail recipes, from old standards to mixes invented by Thomas himself, including his trademark drink, The Blue Blazer. Guides for mixing drinks of all categories—including sours, fizzes, and highballs—are included along with instructions on using various bartending tools, from jiggers to ponies and beyond. This is a nostalgic and delicious homage to a drinking era that is gone but not forgotten.

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6 .) Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar by David Wondrich

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Difford’s Guide
  • My Domaine
  • Food & Wine
  • Serious Eats
  • Cool Material

“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-published details and stories about this larger-than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, along with detailed historical and mixological notes.

The first edition, published in 2007, won a James Beard Award. Now updated with newly discovered recipes and historical information, this new edition includes the origins of the first American drink, the Mint Julep (which Wondrich places before the American Revolution), and those of the Cocktail itself. It also provides more detail about 19th century spirits, many new and colorful anecdotes and details about Thomas’s life, and a number of particularly notable, delicious, and influential cocktails not covered in the original edition, rounding out the picture of pre-Prohibition tippling.”

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5 .) Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Jeffrey Morgenthaler
  • Cocktails & Bars
  • Evening Standard
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Difford’s Guide
  • World Best Bars

In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world’s movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full-color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must-have volume. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.

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4 .) PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy by Jim Meehan

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Difford’s Guide
  • Cool Material
  • Mental Floss
  • My Domaine
  • Serious Eats
  • Food & Wine

To say that PDT is a unique bar is an understatement. It recalls the era of hidden Prohibition speakeasies: to gain access, you walk into a raucous hot dog stand, step into a phone booth, and get permission to enter the serene cocktail lounge. Now, Jim Meehan, PDT’s innovative operator and mixmaster, is revolutionizing bar books, too, offering all 304 cocktail recipes available at PDT plus behind-the-scenes secrets. From his bar design, tools, and equipment to his techniques, food, and spirits, it’s all here, stunningly illustrated by Chris Gall.

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3 .) The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender by Dale DeGroff

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Lists It Appears On:

  • About
  • Cocktails & Bars
  • Cool Material
  • Difford’s Guide
  • Food & Wine
  • My Domaine
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • World Best Bars

“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; and it delivers unique concoctions, many featuring DeGroff’s signature use of fresh juices, as well as all the classics.

It begins with the history of spirits, how they’re made (but without too much boring science), the development of the mixed drink, and the culture it created, all drawn from DeGroff’s vast library of vintage cocktail books. Then on to stocking the essential bar, choosing the right tools and ingredients, and mastering key techniques—the same information that DeGroff shares with the bartenders he trains in seminars and through his videos. And then the meat of the matter: 500 recipes, including everything from tried-and-true classics to of-the-moment originals. Throughout are rich stories, vintage recipes, fast facts, and other entertaining asides. “

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2 .) The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Cocktails & Bars
  • Eater
  • Food & Wine
  • Jeffrey Morgenthaler
  • Serious Eats
  • Tales of the Cocktail
  • Difford’s Guide
  • About

“An original book on the craft of mixology is a rare gem. Gary Regan’s The Joy of Mixology is such a gem, one whose genius lies in Regan’s breakthrough system for categorizing drinks that helps bartenders—both professionals and amateurs alike—not only to remember drink recipes but also to invent their own.

For example, once you understand that the Margarita is a member of the New Orleans Sour Family, you’ll instantly see that a Kamikaze is just a vodka-based Margarita; a Cosmopolitan follows the same formula, with some cranberry juice thrown in for color. Similarly, the Manhattan and the Rob Roy, both members of the French-Italian family, are variations on the whiskey-vermouth-bitters formula.

In this way Regan brings a whole new understanding to the world of cocktails and how to make them. Not only will you learn how to make standard cocktails, you’ll actually learn to feel your way through making a drink, thereby attaining the skills needed to create concoctions of your own. And as Regan explains methods for mixing drinks, how to choose bartenders’ wares and select spirits and liqueurs, and the origins of many cocktails, you’ll feel as though you’re behind the bar with him, learning from a master. Plus, his charming and detailed history of mixed drinks raises this far above the standard cocktail guide fare. “

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1 .) The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Difford’s Guide
  • Cool Material
  • Food & Wine
  • Jeffrey Morgenthaler
  • My Domaine
  • Serious Eats
  • Evening Standard
  • World Best Bars
  • Tales of the Cocktail

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68 Additional Cocktail Books



 

BooksAuthorsSources
901 Very Good Cocktails: A Practical GuideStew EllingtonAbout
A History of the World in Six GlassesTom StandageJeffrey Morgenthaler
A VISUAL GUIDE TO DRINKBen GibsonMental Floss
All the Gin Joints: New Spins on Gin from America’s Best BarsMichael TurbackFood & Wine
AmaroBrad Thomas ParsonsSaveur
AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COCKTAILSOrr ShtuhlMental Floss
AND A BOTTLE OF RUMWAYNE CURTISSerious Eats
APERITIVOMarisa HuffEpicurious
Bartending Inside-OutLori MarcusAbout
Beta CocktailsMaksym Pazuniak & Kirk EstopinalFood & Wine
BOOZEHOUNDJASON WILSONSerious Eats
Brooklyn BartenderCarey JonesSaveur
Cocktail Boothby’s American BartenderWilliam T. BoothbyTales of the Cocktail
Cocktail TechniquesKazuo UyedaFood & Wine
Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st CenturyPaul HarringtonJeffrey Morgenthaler
COCKTAILS OF THE MOVIESMental Floss
Cosmopolitan: A Bartender’s LifeToby CecchiniJeffrey Morgenthaler
Craft Cocktails at HomeKevin LiuAbout
Diffordsguide CocktailSimon DiffordDifford’s Guide
DistilledJoel Harrison and Neil RidleyLos Angeles Times
Drink & Tell: A Boston Cocktail BookFrederic Robert YarmFood & Wine
Esquire Handbook for HostsDifford’s Guide
Experimental Cocktail ClubEvening Standard
Good SpiritsA.J. RathbunAbout
Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and FriendsRyan ChetiyawardanaEvening Standard
In the Land of Cocktails: Recipes and Adventures from the Cocktail ChicksTi Adelaide Martin & Lally BrennanFood & Wine
Jigger, Beaker and GlassCharles Henry BakerDifford’s Guide
Kindred Spirits 2F. Paul PacultJeffrey Morgenthaler
Malt WhiskyCharles MacLeanLos Angeles Times
Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail SwatchbookKelley LilienMy Domaine
Old Man DrinksRobert SchackenbergFood & Wine
Old Waldorf Astoria Bar BookA.S. CrockettDifford’s Guide
PARIS COCKTAILSMental Floss
PunchDave WondrichDifford’s Guide
Recipes for Mixed DrinksHugo EnsslinEater
Shake, Stir, PourKatie LoebFood & Wine
Shake: A new perspective on cocktailsEric Prum and Josh WilliamsLos Angeles Times
Southern SpiritsRobert F. MossSaveur
SPEAKEASYJASON KOSMAS AND DUSHAN ZARICSerious Eats
Straight Up or On The RocksWilliam GrimesJeffrey Morgenthaler
Taste What You’re MissingBarb StuckeyCocktails & Bars
The Art of the BarJeff Hollinger and Bob SchwartzLos Angeles Times
The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail TechniqueJeffrey MorgenthalerCool Material
The Bartender’s BibleGary ReganAbout
The Bartender’s Black BookStephen Kittredge CunninghamAbout
THE BARTENDER’S GUIDEMental Floss
The Big SleepRaymond ChandlerCocktails & Bars
The Bon-Vivant’s CompanionJerry ThomasDifford’s Guide
The Cafe Royal Cocktail BookW. J TarlingDifford’s Guide
THE COCKTAIL CHRONICLESPaul ClarkeMental Floss
The Essential Bar Book: An A-to-Z Guide to Spirits, Cocktails, and Wine, with 115 Recipes for the World’s Great DrinksJennifer FiedlerCool Material
The Essential New York Times Book of CocktailsSteve ReddicliffeCool Material
The Everything Bartender’s BookCheryl CharmingAbout
The Flavour ThesaurusNiki SegnitCocktails & Bars
The Gentleman’s Companion: Around the World with Jigger, Beaker & FlaskCharles BakerEater
The Little Book of CocktailsRufus CavendishEvening Standard
THE NEW COCKTAIL HOURAndré and Tenaya DarlingtonEpicurious
The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar BookAlbert S. CrockettTales of the Cocktail
The Periodic Table of CocktailsEmma StokesEvening Standard
The SpiritsRichard GodwinEvening Standard
The Stork Bar BookLucius BeebeDifford’s Guide
The Ultimate Bar BookMittie HellmichCocktails & Bars
THE WALDORF ASTORIA BAR BOOKFrank CaifaEpicurious
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail CompanionPhilip GreeneFood & Wine
Trader Vic’s Bartender GuideVictor BergeronDifford’s Guide
Vintage CocktailsLaziz HamaniMy Domaine
What to Drink with What You EatAndrew Dornenburg and Karen PageJeffrey Morgenthaler
WhiskeyMichael DietschSaveur


16 Best Cocktail & Bartender Recipe Book Sources



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About 10 Great Bartending Guides for Every Cocktail Library
Cocktails & Bars 10 BEST COCKTAIL BOOKS: AUSTRALIAN BARTENDERS’ FAVOURITES
Cool Material The 10 Best Books for Your Home Bar
Difford’s Guide 5 Bartenders on the Cocktail Books That Set the Bar
Eater The Best Cocktail Books: Bartenders Pick Their Favorites
Epicurious 5 Great Cocktail Books for Spring and Summer Entertaining
Evening Standard The best cocktail recipe books
Food & Wine Ultimate Cocktail-Book Buying Guide
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