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The 11 best cocktail books of 2020 according to experts

The editors reviewed the 11 best cocktail books of this year 2020. Discover the list here.

The list is organized by category, whether you want the best of all the books or the best to start with. There is a book for each and every purpose.


The best of all: The Joy of Mixology

Author: Gary Regan


The best book for beginners: The Drunken Botanist

Author: Amy Stewart


The best in history: Imbibe!

Author: David Wondrich


The best new book: Cocktail Codex

Author: Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, David Kaplan


Best for Bar Owners: Meehan’s Bartender Manual

Author: Jim Meehan


Best for Mixologists: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Author: Karen Page


Better for the house: The Craft of the Cocktail

Author: Dale Degroff


The best to give away: The Aviary Cocktail Book

Author: Nick Kokonas, Allen Hemberger, Achatz Grant


The best for classic cocktails: The Savoy Cocktail Book

Author: Harry Craddock


The best for creative people: Liquid Intelligence

Author: Dave Arnold


The best for Bartenders: Amaro

Author: Brad Thomas Parsons


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