There is a rich tradition of fascinating and useful books about cocktail and spirits, dating back to at least the mid-19th century when “Professor” Jerry Thomas published the world’s first cocktail guide.
I’ve been steadily building my collection over the past few years, some of which I’ve reviewed here on the site, and more of which I’d like to. I’m also regularly adding new books to the library — and here is the latest batch.
Dave Stolte – Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)
Harry McElhone – Barflies and Cocktails
Jamie Boudreau and Canon – The Pacific Northwest’s Gentleman’s Companion
Gary Regan – The Negroni: A gaz regan Notion
Warren Bobrow – Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today
David A. Embury – The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks
Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric – Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined
Tony Conigliaro – The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes
David Wondrich – Esquire Drinks: An Opinionated & Irreverent Guide to Drinking With 250 Drink Recipes
Jeff Berry – Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean
Stew Ellington – 901 Very Good Cocktails
Lots of good reading ahead!