3 Cocktail Books I Use And Recommend
Whether you're holiday shopping or looking to improve your cocktail skills, here are three books I recommend. Links to purchase on Amazon are listed below.
Links To Purchase On Amazon
1. For beginners - "The Art Of The Bar"
Link to purchase: http://amzn.to/2gsN5Ha
A very approachable book with easy to follow recipes that range from the classics to the complex. This is great for those getting started to learn the basics. I also love how the glossary is organized by liquor type, making it easy to find whiskey cocktails, for example. It's also a beautiful book and makes for a nice centerpiece on the coffee table.
2. Advanced techniques - "Liquid Intelligence"
Link to purchase: http://amzn.to/2fl1h5h
For more experience cocktail makers, this book breaks down cocktails into their elements and goes deep into several topics ranging from ice and carbonation to liquid nitrogen. If you're looking to step up your cocktail game, or just enjoy the science behind how things work, this is a fantastic resource.
3. History of cocktails - "A Proper Drink"
Link to purchase: http://amzn.to/2fl20Uh
This book is more for the history buffs who want to understand the modern cocktail renaissance in the context of cocktail history. Told as a story with a wide cast of characters, this book is a fun and fast-paced read that leaves you with an appreciation for today's "craft cocktail" movement.