A Proper Drink: The Untold Story of How a Band of Bartenders Saved the Civilized Drinking World

A narrative history of the craft cocktail renaissance, written by a New York Times cocktail writer and one of the foremost experts on the subject. A proper drink is the first-ever book to tell the full, unflinching story of the contemporary craft cocktail revival. Award-winning writer robert simonson interviewed more than 200 key players from around the world, bartenders, and the result is a rollicking if slightly tipsy story of the characters--bars, patrons, and visionaries--who in the last 25 years have changed the course of modern drink-making.

The book also features a curated list of about 40 cocktails--25 modern classics, plus an additional 15 to 20 rediscovered classics and classic contenders--to emerge from the movement. Ten speed.

Regarding Cocktails

Sasha's advice for keeping the home bar, as well as his musings, are collected here to inspire a new generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Phaidon. Ingredients, measurements, and preparations are beautifully illustrated so that readers can make professional cocktails at home. Regarding cocktails is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey.

Forewords by Dale DeGroff and Robert Simonson. Here are 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire—the beloved classics and modern variations—with stories from the bartenders he personally trained.

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas

Featuring more than 100 recipes, bittersweet world, Amaro is the first book to demystify the ever-expanding, and is a must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professional. The european tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. Ten speed Press.

. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DIY amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, you’ll be living and drinking la dolce vita.

Lucky for us, to the growing category of regional, today there is a dizzying range of amaro available—from familiar favorites like Averna and Fernet-Branca, American-made amaro. Starting with a rip-roaring tour of bars, amaro’s spiritual home, cafés, and distilleries in Italy, Brad Thomas Parsons—author of the James Beard and IACP Award–winner Bitters—will open your eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today.


The Canon Cocktail Book: Recipes from the Award-Winning Bar

The first book from one of the world's most acclaimed bars Home to the Western Hemisphere's largest spirit collection,  Seattle bar Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium has achieved unprecedented, worldwide acclaim. Houghton Mifflin. Named best bar in america by esquire, canon received tales of the cocktail spirited Awards for World's Best Drinks Selection 2013 and World's Best Spirits Selection 2015, and Drinks International included it on their prestigious World's 50 Best Bars list.

In his debut, to their lineup of original house drinks, like the cobbler’s Dream and Corpse Reviver,  legendary bartender and Canon founder Jamie Boudreau offers 100 cocktail recipes ranging from riffs on the classics, such as the Truffled Old Fashioned and the Banksy Sour. In addition to tips, syrups, and formulas for top-notch cocktails,  and infusions, recipes, Boudreau breaks down the fundamentals and challenges of opening and running a bar—from business plans to menu creation.

The canon cocktail book is poised to be an essential drinks manual for both the at-home cocktail enthusiast and bar industry professional. Phaidon. Ten speed Press.

Imbibe! Updated and Revised Edition: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar

The first edition, published in 2007, won a James Beard Award. Phaidon. Perigee Books. Ten speed Press. 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, cocktails, toddies, sours, slings, along with definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, and other essential drinks, fizzes, along with detailed historical and mixological notes. Houghton Mifflin.

This colorful and good-humored volume is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the timeless appeal of a well-made drink-and the uniquely American history behind it. 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.

The newly updated edition of David Wondrich’s definitive guide to classic American cocktails. It also provides more detail about 19th century spirits, and influential cocktails not covered in the original edition, many new and colorful anecdotes and details about Thomas's life, delicious, and a number of particularly notable, rounding out the picture of pre-Prohibition tippling.


Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions

Once you understand the hows and whys of each "family, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you're missing ingredients, when to shake and when to stir, " you'll understand why some cocktails work and others don't, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn to--or invent--if you want to try something new.

Phaidon. Ten speed Press. In cocktail codex, martini, " six easily identifiable and memorizable! templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, sidecar, daiquiri, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the "root recipes, whisky highball, and flip.

From the authors of the best-selling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors' unique "root cocktails" approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails.

There are only six cocktails. So say alex day, and david kaplan, Nick Fauchald, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co. Houghton Mifflin. Perigee Books.

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail

W w norton Company. Ten speed Press. 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.

Practical tips for preparing drinks by the pitcher, making homemade sodas, and building a specialized bar in your own home are exactly what drink enthusiasts need to know. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In dave arnold’s world, the sugars and acids in an apple, the shape of an ice cube, tested, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, and tweaked.

With liquid intelligence, new york city’s high-tech bar, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. Readers will learn how to extract the sweet flavor of peppers without the spice, why bottling certain drinks beforehand beats shaking them at the bar, and why quinine powder and succinic acid lead to the perfect gin and tonic.

Liquid intelligence is about satisfying your curiosity and refining your technique, from red-hot pokers to the elegance of an old-fashioned. For devotees seeking the cutting edge, chapters on liquid nitrogen, chitosan/gellan washing, and the applications of a centrifuge expand the boundaries of traditional cocktail craft.

Arnold’s book is the beginning of a new method of making drinks, a problem-solving approach grounded in attentive observation and creative techniques. Whether you’re in search of astounding drinks or a one-of-a-kind journey into the next generation of cocktail making, Liquid Intelligence is the ultimate standard―one that no bartender or drink enthusiast should be without.

The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics

Acclaimed photographer frankie Frankeny captures their virtuoso mixing performances with a refreshing take on the cocktail, creating a showpiece for any living room. From tokyo to new york, a cocktail renaissance is happening as "bar chefs" create delicious elixirs worthy of their kitchen counterparts. Houghton Mifflin.

Syrups and mixes are carefully crafted from scratch, ensuring small-batch perfection and a harmony of flavors. Ten speed Press. Phaidon. Perigee Books. W w norton Company. An epicenter of this barroom artistry can be found at the Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco a city that spends more money per capita on alcohol than any other in the country.

Bartenders jeff hollinger and Bob Schwartz share their artisan approach for stunning creations that unveil a new spectrum of flavors. Fresh herbs and even aromatic lavender are deftly used to augment classic and new cocktail recipes. Used book in Good Condition.

Meehan's Bartender Manual

Ten speed Press. Whether you’re a professional looking to take your career to the next level or an enthusiastic amateur interested in better understanding concepts like mise en place and the mechanics of drink making, Meehan’s Bartender Manual is the definitive modern guide. Meehan’s bartender manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan’s magnum opus—and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry.

This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan’s storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Thoughtful contributions from more than 50 colleagues around the world who’ve greatly contributed to global cocktail culture further contextualize Meehan’s philosophy.

Used book in Good Condition. Perigee Books. Winner of the 2018 james beard foundation cookbook award in "beverage" categoryfinalist for the 2018 international Association of Culinary Professionals IACP Book Awards Winner of the 2018 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail or Bartending BookA stunningly packaged, definitive guide to bar-building from one of the world’s most acclaimed bartenders.

Meehan’s deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, drink mixing technique, spirits production, menu development, bar design, service, hospitality, and the tools you’ll need to create a well-stocked bar—all brought to life in over 150 black- and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani.

The book also includes recipes for 100 cocktail classics--including Meehan originals--plus insights as to why he makes them the way he does, offering unprecedented access to a top bartender’s creative process. Organized by spirit base, the recipes contain detailed annotations and are accompanied by fine art photographer Doron Gild’s breathtaking, full-color photos.

Drinking Distilled: A User's Manual

Novices will learn how to order a drink, how to drink at the airport, how to drink with the boss, and more. Twelve perfect starter recipes—ranging from a Dry Gin Martini to a Batched Old-Fashioned perfect for the flask—plus thirty original illustrations round out this distillation for new enthusiasts.

Used book in Good Condition. An opinionated, covering the basics of spirits plus making and drinking cocktails, illustrated guide for cocktail beginners, written by celebrated craft cocktail bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler. This easy-reading, is delivered in the pithy, and cocktail making, with approximately 100 succinct lessons on drinking culture, colorful introduction for cocktail beginners, spirits, wry style Morgenthaler is known for in his instructional videos and writing for beverage publications.

Perigee Books. W w norton Company. Ten speed Press. Phaidon. Houghton Mifflin.

3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon

3-ingredient cocktails is a concise history of the best classic cocktails, and a curated collection of the best three-ingredient cocktails of the modern era. Used book in Good Condition. Finalist for the 2018 james beard foundation book Awards for "Beverage" categoryA collection of the greatest drinks of all time, modern and classic, all of which conveniently feature only three ingredients.

Organized by style of drink and variations, little italy, la perla, Bee's Knees, Harvey Wallbanger and contemporary Remember the Alimony, the book features 75 delicious recipes for cocktails both classic Japanese Cocktail, in addition to fun narrative asides and beautiful full-color photography. W w norton Company.

Phaidon. Ten speed Press. Houghton Mifflin. Perigee Books.