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Reading up on the craft is one of the best ways to pick up some new information. This section includes books that are not only full of recipes, but they also offer up a history of how the craft was born and some techniques to have you churning out amazing drinks.

Suggested Reading

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The books below are either in my own personal collection or come highly recommended. If you’re intersted in these books I suggest giving them a look. You won’t regret it.

The Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich

I own this bar book that is full of over 1,000 cocktail recipes. I really like the sorting of this book as it focuses on sorting recipes from base liquor. Also the index is really good for finding drinks easily.

Imbibe! By Dave Wondrich

Dave Wondrich did some amazing research in the writing of this book. This book traces the origins of the modern day cocktail while giving us great cocktails recipes along the way. What a great journey this book is.

Liquid Intelligence: The Art & Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold

I do not own this book, but it is on my to get list because of the various recommendations I have heard for it. This book digs deep into the science portion of building great cocktails.

The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique by Jeffery Morgenthaler

This book is written by the amazing mixologist and columnist Jeffrey Morgenthaler. It covers many tools and techniques of bartending and follows up by putting them to work in specific recipes.

The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff

This book is amazing. Written by the "Cocktail King" Dale DeGroff, this book goes over technique and delivers some great recipes as well.

Death & Co by Dave Kaplan

This book goes over some modern classics. Since the return of cocktail craft in this country there have been many great recipes made. This book gives you over 500 of them.

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