Best Alcoholic Spirits Books
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1. The Art of Mixology: Classic Cocktails and Curious Concoctions
Author: by Parragon Books
Published at: Parragon Books (September 18, 2018)
Cocktails have an unwavering, timeless style, so become a purveyor of fine drinking with this collection of CLASSIC and CONTEMPORARY recipes. The Art of Mixology offers a stunning anthology of cocktail recipes to make at home. You’ll find an informative introduction packed with all the essential knowledge any experienced or novice mixologist could ever need and over 200 recipes to suit every occasion.
The drinks are grouped within sections on Gin & Vodka; Rum, Whiskies, and Brandy; Bubbles; Something Different; and Mocktails, and the drinks range from a Singapore Sling, a Buck’s Fizz, and a Cosmopolitan to a Highland Fling, a Brandy Julep, and a Baby Bellini.
CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY RECIPES: For the novice or experienced mixologist STYLISH GUIDE: Whether it’s creating a cocktail hour martini or fixing a Brandy Alexander nightcap, this is the stylish guide to exclusive drinking OVER 200 RECIPES & PHOTOS: Recipes for every mood and a photo for each drink will keep mixology enthusiasts excited to try new recipes MAKES A GREAT GIFT: Birthdays, holidays, Mother’s/Father’s Day and more, the Art of Mixology makes a great gift for any occasion
2. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
Author: by Madeline Puckette
Published at: Avery; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERThe expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition includes: more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you’ll love; a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary; wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Austria; an expanded food and wine pairing section; a primer on acidity and tannin-so you can taste wine like a pro; more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of Wine Folly and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It’s the ultimate gift for any wine lover.
3. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
Author: by Wright Thompson
Published at: Penguin Press (November 10, 2020)
An instant New York Times bestsellerFrom the bestselling author of The Cost of These DreamsThe story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.
As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, “You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium.” Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family’s business, is now thought of as something like the Buddha of Bourbon – Booze Yoda, as Wright Thompson calls him.
He is swarmed wherever he goes, and people stand in long lines to get him to sign their bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, the whiskey he created to honor his grandfather, the founder of the family concern. A bottle of the 23-year-old Pappy starts at $3000 on the internet.
As Julian is the first to say, things have gone completely nuts. Forty years ago, Julian would have laughed in astonishment if you’d told him what lay ahead. He’d just stepped in to try to save the business after his father had died, partly of heartbreak, having been forced to sell the old distillery in a brutal downturn in the market for whiskey.
4. Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Author: by Alex Day
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
From the authors of the bestselling 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.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE There are only six cocktails. So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co.
In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the root recipes, six easily identifiable (and memorizable! Templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each family, you’ll understand why some cocktails work and others don’t, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you’re missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn toor inventif you want to try something new.
5. Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
Author: by David Kaplan
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2014)
The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world. Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement.
Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry awardincluding America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention.
Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staffthe best in the industryDeath & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference. Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails, Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails.
But more than just a collection of recipes, Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques.
6. Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
Author: by Martin Cate
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (June 7, 2016)
Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival, in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book.
Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia.
Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluringand often misunderstoodmovements in American cultural history.
7. The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails (Cocktail Book, Bartender Book, Mixology Book, Mixed Drinks Recipe Book)
Author: by Mittie Hellmich
Published at: Chronicle Books; 1st Edition (June 23, 2006)
The Ultimate Bar Book The bartender’s bibleJames Beard nominee for Best Wine and Spirit BookThe cocktail book for your home: The Ultimate Bar Book is an indispensable guide to classic cocktails and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips.
Classic cocktails and new drinks: As the mistress of mixology, the author Mittie Hellmich has the classics down for the Martini, the Bloody Maryand the many variations such as the Dirty Martini and the Virgin Mary. And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler.
Illustrated secrets of classic cocktails and more: Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; and let’s not forget an essential selection of hangover remedies, The Ultimate Bar Book is nothing short of top-shelf.
8. Düngeonmeister: 75 Epic RPG Cocktail Recipes to Shake Up Your Campaign (The Ultimate RPG Guide Series)
Author: by Jef Aldrich
Published at: Adams Media (December 15, 2020)
Celebrate your campaigns and conquests with these 75 fun, RPG-inspired cocktail recipes your whole gaming group will love! Make your next gaming adventure even more fun with this collection of 75 RPG-inspired cocktails! Featuring fantasy-themed libations from the boozy Dragon the Beach and a Potion of Strength to a sneaky Stealth Check shot and a Never Split the Party Punch, you’ll keep spirits high and your friends happy during your next dungeon-crawling tabletop adventure.
Complete with easy-to-follow, accessible instructions, Dngeonmeister also includes funny jokes and hilarious asides that will take your campaign (or your next gathering) to the next level!
9. The Drunken Botanist
Author: by Amy Stewart
Published at: Algonquin Books; 1st edition (March 19, 2013)
The Essential, New York TimesBestselling Guide to Botany and BoozeA book that makes familiar drinks seem new again … Through this horticultural lens, a mixed drink becomes a cornucopia of plants. NPR’s Morning EditionAmy Stewart has a way of making gardening seem exciting, even a little dangerous.
The New York TimesSake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn.Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.
Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaursbut each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixologywith more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardenerswill make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.
10. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Author: by Tim Federle
Published at: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (April 23, 2013)
Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails.No B.A. In English required! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed.
Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey GooseThe Last of the MojitosLove in the Time of KahluaRomeo and JulepA Rum of One’s OwnAre You There, God?
It’s Me, MargaritaVermouth the Bell Tollsand more! 2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book LoversBookPage Best of 2013Clue on Jeopardy
11. The Home Bartender, 2nd Edition
Author: by Shane Carley
Published at: Cider Mill Press; Revised edition (September 25, 2018)
One of our most popular cocktail booksnow fully updated and expanded, with new variations on classics and originals alike! Fully updated and revised edition! Quick and easy cocktails for the busy home mixologiststill made with only four ingredients or less!
No need for an expensive, extensive home liquor cabinetShane Carley reminds us in this expanded edition of his popular Home Bartender that a few quality ingredients, along with his carefully selected collection of recipes, are all you need!
12. Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail
Author: by Dave Arnold
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed. edition (November 10, 2014)
Winner of the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book and the 2015 IACP Jane Grigson Award. A revolutionary approach to making better-looking, better-tasting drinks. In Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested, and tweaked.
With Liquid Intelligence, the creative force at work in Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, brings readers behind the counter and into the lab. There, Arnold and his collaborators investigate temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration, and acidity in search of ways to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize your expectations about what a drink can look and taste like.
Years of rigorous experimentation and studybotched attempts and inspired solutionshave yielded the recipes and techniques found in these pages. Featuring more than 120 recipes and nearly 450 color photographs, Liquid Intelligence begins with the simplehow ice forms and how to make crystal-clear cubes in your own freezerand 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.
13. Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
Author: by André Darlington
Published at: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s. From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed.
Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album’s musical highlights and accompanying “Side A” and “Side B” cocktail recipes that complement the music’s mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist.
This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more. Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more.
14. Keto Cocktails: Keto Diet Cookbook Cocktails
Author: by Tasha Metcalf
Published at: Rockridge Press (December 8, 2020)
The ultimate cookbook for low-carb drinking75 easy, keto-friendly cocktail recipes Find out how you can enjoy all your favorite alcoholic beverages while living the keto lifestyle. Keto Cocktails is a keto diet cookbook featuring easy-to-make, low-carb versions of classic and innovative cocktail recipesplus a selection of tasty happy hour bitesthat you can enjoy while sticking to your diet.
From learning how many carbs are in every kind of alcohol to hangover hacks, discover all there is to know about drinking while maintaining ketosis with this keto diet cookbook. Learn the terminology, the flair, and even the proper glasses to use so you can create your favorite invigorating low-carb libations, like Sidecars, Moscow Mules, and Fros Slushies.
This specialized keto diet cookbook includes: Upgraded classicsThis keto diet cookbook teaches you how to make 75 delicious cocktails, ranging from old favorites to brand new inventionsall low- or no-carb. Pub grubComplement your cocktails with 25 keto-friendly bar food recipesincluding Fried Mac n’ Cheese Balls, Hangover Homies, and Drunken Gummy Bearsin this keto diet cookbook.
15. The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More (Joy of Series)
Author: by Rick Morris
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (October 21, 2014)
The complete guide for beginner and intermediate distillers. Make your own brew at home! If you’re going to invest the $100 or so to get a basic equipment and recipe kit, then you’ll want to take care in ensuring that your first batch is brewed correctly.
Rick Morris, HowBrewBeerThe Joy of Home Distilling covers nearly every facet of distilling:Step-by-step instructions for the different processes, from bucket to bottleThe difference between spirit types and how to produce eachWhat yeast is, what it does, and how to ensure that you get a strong, complete fermentationWhat distillation is and common misconceptions about the processLegalities surrounding distilling alcohol at homeCarbon filteringwhen it’s necessary, when to filter, and why you filterFlavoring and aging your spiritsKeeping safety first when working with flammable materials, such as ethanolYeast styles and nutritional requirementsDifferent methods of distillation and equipmentPost-distillation processAnd of course, fun drink recipes!
16. How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time
Author: by John J. Palmer
Published at: Brewers Publications; Fourth edition (June 1, 2017)
Fully revised and updated, How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you’re a seasoned homebrewer working with all-grain batches, this book has something for you.
John Palmer adeptly covers the full range of brewing possibilitiesaccurately, clearly and simply. From ingredients and methods to recipes and equipment for brewing beer at home, How to Brew is loaded with valuable information on brewing techniques and recipe formulation.
A perennial best seller since the release of the third edition in 2006, How to Brew, is a must-have to update every new and seasoned brewer’s library. This completely revised and updated edition includes:More emphasis on the top six priorities: sanitation, fermentation temperature control, yeast management, the boil, good recipes, and water.
Five new chapters covering malting and brewing, strong beers, fruit beers, sour beers, and adjusting water for style. All other chapters revised and expanded:Expanded and updated charts, graphs, equations, and visuals. Expanded information on using beer kits. Thorough revision of mashing and lautering chapters:Expanded tables of recommended times and temperatures for single-infusion, multiple-step, and decoction mashing.