Best Whiskey Books
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1. 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
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.
2. Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Author: by Alex Day
Ten Speed Press
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.
3. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
Author: by Wright Thompson
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. Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki
Author: by Martin Cate
Ten Speed Press
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.
5. Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
Author: by David Kaplan
Ten Speed Press
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. The Home Bartender, Second Edition: 175+ Cocktails Made with 4 Ingredients or Less (Cocktail Book, Easy Simple Recipes, Mixology, Bartending Tricks and Recipes)
Author: by Shane Carley
Cider Mill Press
Quick and easy classic cocktails for the busy home mixologistmade with only four ingredients or less! 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!
7. 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 (TARCHERPERIGEE)
Author: by David Wondrich
The newly updated edition of David Wondrich’s definitive guide to classic American cocktails. 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, along with definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, along with detailed historical and mixological notes. The first edition, published in 2007, won a James Beard Award.
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. It also provides more detail about 19th century spirits, many new and colorful anecdotes and details about Thomas’s life, and a number of particularly notable, delicious, and influential cocktails not covered in the original edition, rounding out the picture of pre-Prohibition tippling.
8. The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails: 100 Timeless, Creative & Tempting Recipes
Author: by Amy Zavatto
Lift your spiritscocktails that take bourbon to the next levelIf you’re a bourbon aficionadoor an aspiring oneyou hold in your hands the essential guide to plenty of inventive and exciting ways to savor an American classic. From a traditional Old Fashioned to a Churchill Downs Crusta, explore 100 cocktails that incorporate flavors from a variety of bourbons, regions, and time periods.
From a solo nightcap, to pre-dinner drinks for two and cocktails for a crowd, you’ll learn to whip up the perfect bourbon drink for every occasion. Taste trendy new flavors created exclusively for this book, and long-forgotten recipes from the Prohibition era.
The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails offers:Bow down to bourbonEvery cocktail is catalogued based on flavor profile, including savory, tart, hot, frosty, fruity, decadent, and even party punches. Better than a bartenderImpress your guests by making your own grenadines and syrups from scratch.
Peek inside the barrelLearn about how bourbon is made, what makes it great, the correct terminology, and some of its fascinating history. Mix things up with a complete book of classic and creative cocktails for bourbon lovers.
9. The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition: The Consummate Guide to the Bartender's Craft
Author: by Gary Regan
A thoroughly updated edition of the 2003 classic that home and professional bartenders alike refer to as their cocktail bible. Gary Regan, the “most-read cocktail expert around” (Imbibe), has revised his original tome for the 15th anniversary with new material: many more cocktail recipesincluding smart revisions to the originalsand fascinating information on the drink making revival that has popped up in the past decade, confirming once again that this is the only cocktail reference you need.
A prolific writer on all things cocktails, Gary Regan and his books have been a huge influence on mixologists and bartenders in America. This brand-new edition fills in the gaps since the book first published, incorporating Regan’s special insight on the cocktail revolution from 2000 to the present and a complete overhaul of the recipe section.
With Regan’s renowned system for categorizing drinks helps bartenders not only to remember drink recipes but also to invent their own, The Joy of Mixology, Revised and Updated Edition is the original drinks book for both professionals and amateurs alike.
10. The Essential Cocktail Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Drinks with 150 Recipes
Author: by Editors of PUNCH
Ten Speed Press
An indispensable atlas of the best cocktail recipeseach fully photographedfor classic and modern drinks, whether shaken, stirred, up, or on the rocks. How do you create the perfect daiquiri? In what type of glass should you serve a whiskey sour?
What exactly is an aperitif cocktail? A compendium for both home and professional bartenders, The Essential Cocktail Book answers all of these questions and morethrough recipes, lore and techniques for 150 drinks, both modern and classic.
11. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Author: by Madeline Puckette
The best introductory book on wine to come along in years (The Washington Post) from the creators of the award-winning Wine Folly website Red or white?Cabernet or merlot?Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.
Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including: Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.
A guide to pairing food and wine. A wine-region section with detailed maps. Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.
12. 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
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!
13. Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails
Author: by Shannon Mustipher
The IACP 2020 winner in the Beer, Wine, & Spirits category, Shannon Mustipher’s book on exotic cocktails offers a refreshingly modern take on tiki. With original recipes, techniques, tasting notes and recommendations, and tips on style and music, Tiki is an inspirational resource for cocktail lovers ready to explore fine Caribbean rums.
Tiki is the endless summer, an instant vacation, a sweet and colorful ticket to paradise with no baggage fees. Romanticized since midcentury but too long overlooked as the province of suburban lodges and family resorts, the tiki cocktail is stepping into its moment with sophisticated spirits lovers, skilled mixologists, and intrepid foodies.
In Tiki, Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher brings focus on refreshing flavors, fine spirits, and high-impact easy-to-execute presentation. Dozens of easy-to-follow recipes present new versions of classic tiki drinks along with original cocktails using quality rums, infused and fat-washed spirits, liqueurs, fresh fruit juices, and homemade syrups.
14. The Bourbon Bible
Author: by Eric Zandona
Bourbon is booming, and this guide will teach you all you need to know about America’s favorite spirit. Eric Zandona – spirits specialist at the American Distilling Institute – explores 100 of the finest bourbons in the world, from the big-name classics to tiny craft distilleries, with flavor profiles and recommendations for the best way to drink each one.
Also featuring recipes for 20 classic bourbon cocktails, as well as chapters on the history of bourbon, how the drink is made and the key things you need to understand when buying a bottle, The Bourbon Bible is the ultimate guide to the ultimate drink.
15. Delish Ultimate Cocktails: Why Limit Happy To an Hour?
Author: by Joanna Saltz
100+ insanely great cocktail recipes for every occasion including margaritas, mimosas, martinis and more, each with a fresh and fun twist. Plus, super-creative boozy sweets! Delish Ultimate Cocktails provides everything you need to make amazing drinks at home…And then some.
Each of the 100+ easy and fun recipes dreamt up by the editors of Delish is an excuse to throw a party. These cocktail recipes will shake things up and elevate your entertaining game with best-ever versions of the classics plus inventive new ideas for Jell-O shots and boozy sweets like Banana Pudding Shots and Pina Colada Truffles.
There’s even an assortment of mocktails including Apple Cider Slushies and Cranberry Basil Sansgria. Recipes include Strawberry Fros, Dole Whip Margaritas, Taco Bloody Marys, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Bloody Mary, Apple Cider Mimosas, Creamsicle Punch, Negroni Jell-O Shots, Oreo Jell-O Shots, Moscow Mule Pops and many more!
Inside, you’ll find: A color photograph for every recipe Easy-to-follow recipes for every event imaginable from brunch to girls’ night to summer parties and holiday gatherings Recipe servings range from individual drinks to big batch punches, perfect for any sized celebration!
16. The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, with 500 Recipes
Author: by Dale DeGroff
The renowned cocktail bible, fully revised and updated by the legendary bartender who set off the cocktail crazefeaturing over 100 brand-new recipes, all-new photography, and an up-to-date history of the cocktail. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTIONThe Craft of the Cocktail was the first real cookbook for cocktails when it first published in 2002, and it has had a remarkable influence on bartending.
With this new edition, the original gets a delicious update, bringing expertise from Dale DeGroff, the father of craft cocktails, to the modern bar for a new generation of cocktail enthusiasts. The beloved histories, culture, tips, and tricks are back but all are newly revised, and DeGroff’s favorite liquor recommendations are included so you know which gin or bourbon will mix just right.