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7 Cocktail Books You Should Be Buying Right Now

New cocktail books can fill you with creation, inspiration and affirmation but best of all they provide you with new libations, especially this month

By: Tiff Christie|November 3,2020

Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World’s Most Iconic Hotels

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Behind the Bar shines a light on 50 signature cocktails from the most iconic hotel bars across the world, appealing to tried-and-true cocktail lovers and design aficionados alike. While we might not be able to travel right now, the recipes, from some of these storied properties, will inspire you to re-create some of these timeless cocktails at home. Anecdotes supplied by barkeeps and hotel and design personalities will enliven the recipes that reveal why so many hotel bars have endured through the years or have made an impact on the modern world.

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Delish Ultimate Cocktails: Why Limit Happy To an Hour?

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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 alcoholic drinks and mocktails 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. Once you’ve tried just one of these drinks you’ll want to know: Why limit happy to an hour!

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Apotheke: Modern Medicinal Cocktails

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In Apotheke, the creators of the popular speakeasy with locations in Manhattan and Los Angeles share their holistic approach to drinking well, delving into the use of alcohol as medicine, the story of the establishment’s creation, and exploring the signature house-made ingredients; local and organic botanicals, tinctures, and produce; and ancient healing herbal combinations that have put the storied speakeasy on the map. With a beautiful design that echoes the award-winning décor of their establishments, this modern wellness handbook also features the first-ever compilation of fifty of Apotheke’s renowned Formula List creations to recreate the flavorful medicinal mixology of Apotheke at home, with recipes such as Kale in Comparison, Forlorn Dragon, Sitting Buddha, and Paid Vacation.

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Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews: Herbal Potions, Magical Teas, and Spirited Libations

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One part The Drunken Botanist, one part Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic, Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews offers a fresh, fun way of bringing botanical magic into your kitchen, cocktail parties, and home remedies. Blackthorn’s Botanical Brews has something for everyone. This book outlines the magical uses for many well-loved, traditional beverage ingredients found throughout time. Readers learn what potions are, what purpose they serve, and how to create their own brews, bitters, vermouth, and kombucha, as well as how to blend the perfect tea for their magical desires.

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A Long Stride: The Story of the World’s No. 1 Scotch Whisky

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A Long Stride tells the story of how John Walker and a succession of ingenious and progressive business leaders embraced their Scottish roots to walk confidently on an international stage. By doing things their own way, Johnnie Walker overturned the conventions of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain, survived two world wars and flourished despite prohibition and the Great Depression to become the first truly global whisky brand, revolutionizing the world of advertising along the way. Ultimately the story is a testament to how an obsession with quality and a relentless drive to always move forward created the most recognized Scotch whisky brand in the world.

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Punch: Drinks To Make Friends With

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There is a punch for every occasion where people gather—from rowdy parties to refined celebrations—and drinks gurus Shaun Byrne and Nick Tesar are on a mission to share the love. Designed to infuse colour and conversation into your next gathering, Punch offers up fifty delicious and unexpected recipes that take inspiration from flavours and festivities around the globe. Travel via your tastebuds from the South Pole, with a hot piña colada in hand, to Rio for a Carnival-inspired slushie punch, before toasting to good fortune in China. With low and no-alcohol punches and recipes that are easily scaled, Punch has something for you and all your friends—long-time or soon-to-be-made.

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Splash: Modern Classic Cocktails

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Splash is destined to become one of the definitive resources in modern cocktail culture. With drinks created by Ivy Mix, a James Beard nominee who is one of the best-known bartenders in the United States. With Splash Ivy Mix brings you recipes to suit any occasion. You’ll find an informative introduction packed with all the essential knowledge an experienced or new mixologist needs to create the over 100 original and inventive recipes, filled with high-quality photography, charts and infographics, and colourful and entertaining stories from Whoo Kid’s A-list friends. Splash is not only a must-have for cocktail enthusiasts around the globe; it is also an iconic pop culture piece.

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