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11 cocktail books to upgrade your home bar

There is a great selection of cocktail books for all levels that will complement your home bar accessories. Here are 10 books for your collection.

If you want to prepare a good cocktail, get out of the ordinary, and because we also know that not everyone can go to the bar… You should know that you can enrich your bar and mixology knowledge thanks to cocktail books with incredible recipes that go beyond the classic Gin Tonic, the Margarita or the Cuba Libre. Not that we have anything against these classics, but we think it would be great to nurture your cocktail knowledge and realize that we can even do wonders with what we find in the cupboard.

In addition to illustrating cocktail recipes, these books will explain the proper use of bar accessories and what they are: jigger, strainer, boston shaker, cocktail shaker, etc. You will also gain a better understanding of the use of spirits and how to mix them to find ideal flavor combinations.


Cocktail Books for your shelf

1. The Joy of Mixology – The Consummate Guide to the Bartender’s Craft

Author: Gary Regan


2. The Drunken Botanist

Author: Amy Stewart


3. The Craft of the Cocktail

Author: Dale Degroff


4. The Savoy Cocktail Book

Author: Harry Craddock


5. Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails

Author: Shannon Mustipher



6. Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

Author: Dave Arnold


8. Meehan’s Bartender Manual

Author: Jim Meehan


9. Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined

Author: Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric


10. Gather Around Cocktails: Drinks to Celebrate Usual and Unusual Holidays

Author: Aaron Goldfarb


11. Booze and Vinyl

Author: Andre Darlington and Tenaya Darlington


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.



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