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Cocktail Books To Curl Up With This November

From batching drinks for friends to winning competition cocktails, November has some truly tasty books to drink your way through.

By: Tiff Christie|November 11,2019

Mod Cocktails: Modern Takes on Classic Recipes from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s – Natalie Jacob

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From seasoned New York City bartender Natalie Jacob, founder of the blog Arsenic Lace, brings together the best drinks from the midcentury period, revamped with delightful contemporary flourishes. Natalie’s cutting-edge twists to create heavenly cocktails that marry new and nostalgic flavours. This book is the perfect gift for cocktail aficionados looking to hone their bartending skills and drink up the history behind iconic recipes. It’s also an approachable guide for beginners, with insider advice on how to shake, stir and blend every recipe with precision and style.Get tips on making professional cocktails and flavoured syrups, as well as building a swanky home bar.

Available via amazon.com – November 5th

A Rum Tale: Spirit of the New World – Joseph Pierce

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Steeped in a long, diverse history, rum is a spirit that has meaning in cultures across the globe, from its home in the Caribbean and Barbados, through the ranks of the Royal Navy, to the Australian rum rebellion. Here Joseph Piercy delves into the rich history of rum, from the real pirates of the Caribbean to the rum-running of U.S. Prohibition. As it experiences a long-overdue resurgence in popularity, alongside a fascinating history, Piercy shares his experience of this versatile spirit, listing rums not to miss and delicious rum-based cocktails you can try at home. This is a fun little book that no drinks connoisseur should be without.

Available via amazon.com – November 1st

The Complete Home Bartender’s Guide: Tools, Ingredients, Techniques, & Recipes for the Perfect Drink – Salvatore Calabrese

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Written by award-winning bartender and industry legend Salvatore Calabrese, this indispensable volume covers everything from advice on setting up your home bar to planning a successful cocktail party. As well as providing recipes for hundreds of drinks—from the Algonquin and the Martini to the Negroni and Zombie—the book also helps you do everything from batching cocktails and selecting the right glass, to inventing memorable cocktails and using the correct garnish in three easy steps. This book will make the perfect addition to your liquor cabinet or bar cart and will help you create picture-perfect drinks every time

Available via amazon.com – November 5th

Liberal Libations: Transform Single-Serving Cocktails into Make-Ahead Batches for Easy Entertaining – Kim Newton Arispe

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Liberal Libations empowers you to craft bar-quality cocktails for a large crowd or for an intimate gathering. By showing you how to simply batching recipes, this book allow you to spend less time mixing drinks, and more time enjoying each sip with friends. If you’ve ever tried to multiply their favourite cocktail recipe knows it’s tricky to measure ingredients and balance flavours in quantity. Liberal Libations removes all the guesswork in batching cocktails so you’ll no longer worry about messy math and confusing conversions, or missing your own party. Over 85 recipes, this essential guide teaches you time-saving techniques for stress-free entertaining, so your next gathering can be spent catching up and connecting.

Available via amazon.com – November 12th

Healthy Cocktails: Easy & Fun Recipes for All-Natural, Low-Sugar, Low-Alcohol Drinks – Matt & Jenny Dorsey

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This photo-filled recipe book takes the guilt out of happy hour. Most of the fifty recipes (and bonus recipes) contain five ingredients or less, most requiring fewer than three steps, so you’ll be able to make most of these drinks quickly and with little effort.Recipes range from reinterpreted classics, like the Old Fashioned, to millennial favorites like green juice spritzers, using vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, rye, scotch, tequila, and mezcal. With a mix of cocktails for all occasions, from drinking al fresco to a warm night cap, Healthy Cocktails is perfect year-round, day or night, and will surely shake up your happy hour!

Available via amazon.com – November 19th

101 Award-Winning Cocktails from the World’s Best Bartenders – Paul Martin

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101 Award-Winning Cocktails is a truly unique offering for the cocktail book genre. Each recipe is an award-winning creation and is accompanied by the bartender’s profile, and the story behind the creation of their drink.

Written and compiled by Paul Martin, himself a multiple champion and cocktail mixing world-record holder. Paul has drawn on the pool of incredible cocktail mixing talent that has made up his global social circle over the last 30 years. It is his own relationship with these giants of the cocktail world that has led to them sharing their amazing, revered recipes with the general public for the first time ever.

Available via amazon.com – November 19th

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