7 Books To Help You Ace Your Cocktails Game This Summer

Summer’s approaching. The time for tall, cool drinks to keep your cool. It’s the time for late evening parties and inane conversations. As summer approaches, this is your time to up your cocktails game and be the life of the party. Think about it, instead of having the same old boring libations, add some punch to your cocktails game and you’ll be the talk of the town, or at least your social circuit. What do you need apart from the mixers? A healthy dose of cocktail recipes – some exotic, some not to exotic, some fruity, some just perfect for that special mood – from all over the world. And we’ve got just the right 7 must-have books for you to ace your cocktails game.
Now, shaken or stirred, what’ll it be?

Let’s Get Fizzical by Pippa Guy

Let’s Get Fizzical by Pippa Guy is a delightful exploration of effervescent cocktails, inviting readers on a journey through the exciting world of fizz. Guy, a renowned bartender and cocktail consultant, brings her expertise and passion to the forefront as she showcases a diverse array of sparkling libations, ranging from timeless classics to innovative creations. Through engaging storytelling and stunning photography, the book not only provides tantalizing recipes but also delves into the history and cultural significance of fizzy drinks, offering readers a deeper appreciation for the magic of bubbles. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a curious enthusiast, “Let’s Get Fizzical” serves as an inspiring guide to shaking, stirring, and sipping your way to effervescent bliss, making it a must-have addition to any cocktail lover’s library.

Modern Classic Cocktails by Robert Simonson

Modern Classic Cocktails by Robert Simonson is a comprehensive ode to the contemporary cocktail renaissance, meticulously curated by one of the industry’s most esteemed authorities. Simonson, a prolific writer and cocktail historian, takes readers on a captivating journey through the evolution of mixology, highlighting the emergence of modern classics that have captured the hearts and palates of enthusiasts around the globe. From the revival of forgotten recipes to the creation of groundbreaking originals, this book celebrates the innovation, creativity, and craftsmanship that define the modern cocktail landscape. With its blend of historical insights, expert commentary, and mouthwatering recipes, “Modern Classic Cocktails” is both a tribute to the past and a roadmap for the future, offering endless inspiration for aspiring bartenders and seasoned professionals alike.

The Bartender’s Manifesto by Emma Janzen and Toby Maloney

The Bartender’s Manifesto by Emma Janzen and Toby Maloney is a manifesto for the modern bartender, offering a thought-provoking exploration of cocktail culture and the philosophy behind crafting exceptional drinks. Janzen, an accomplished writer and spirits enthusiast, teams up with Maloney, a seasoned industry veteran and co-founder of acclaimed bars, to provide readers with a deeper understanding of the artistry and craftsmanship that define the world of bartending. Through personal anecdotes, insightful essays, and a meticulously curated selection of recipes, the book challenges readers to reconsider their approach to mixology, emphasizing the importance of intentionality, creativity, and hospitality in every drink. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice enthusiast, “The Bartender’s Manifesto” offers valuable lessons, practical advice, and a renewed sense of passion for the craft, making it an essential addition to any bartender’s repertoire.

Death and Co by Alex Day and David Kaplan

Death and Co by Alex Day and David Kaplan is a seminal work in the world of craft cocktails, offering an insider’s look at the acclaimed New York City bar and its transformative impact on modern mixology. Day and Kaplan, co-owners of Death & Co, along with writer Nick Fauchald, deliver a comprehensive exploration of the bar’s philosophy, methodology, and signature recipes. Filled with meticulously crafted cocktails, expert techniques, and captivating storytelling, the book serves as both a practical guide for aspiring bartenders and a celebration of the creativity and dedication that define the modern cocktail renaissance. Whether you’re looking to master classic techniques or push the boundaries of cocktail innovation, “Death and Co” offers invaluable insights and inspiration, cementing its status as a must-read for cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

Cocktail Codex by David Kaplan, Alex Day, and Nick Fauchald

Cocktail Codex by David Kaplan, Alex Day, and Nick Fauchald is the companion to Death and Co and in itself is a masterclass in cocktail construction. The book presents a groundbreaking framework for understanding and creating a wide range of libations. Drawing on the principles of the classic cocktail canon, Kaplan, Day, and Fauchald demystify the art of mixology with their systematic approach, empowering readers to unlock endless possibilities in drink-making.

The Essential Cocktail Book, edited by Megan Krigbaum

The Essential Cocktail Book, edited by Megan Krigbaum, is a must-have resource for cocktail enthusiasts of all levels, offering a comprehensive collection of recipes, tips, and techniques from some of the industry’s most esteemed bartenders and experts. From timeless classics to innovative modern creations, Krigbaum’s curated selection ensures there’s something for everyone, making this book an indispensable addition to any cocktail lover’s library.

The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler

The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler is a comprehensive guide to stocking and maintaining the perfect home bar, providing essential advice on everything from spirits and mixers to tools and techniques. With practical tips, insightful recommendations, and a wealth of recipes for classic and contemporary cocktails, Fiedler’s book equips readers with the knowledge and confidence to become their own master mixologist.

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