Cocktail Books: The 20 essential cocktail recipe books and bartending guides for your library.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
It’s clear to see that having a selection of cocktail books is like having a treasure trove of knowledge.
From asking a panel of experts through our podcast ‘On The Back Bar’ with Christopher Menning, we compiled a list of the best cocktail recipe books and bartender guides for you to delve into.
We separated this article into three main sections: Classic Cocktail Books and History, The Modern Bartender and specialist cocktail books which are focussed on one spirit or category.