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Every book on this list is in my library and has inspired me to create the cocktails I love to drink.

For anyone setting up a home bar – these are a must!!


The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff (new edition)

Imbibe by David Wondrich

Imbibe! by David Wondrich

The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan

Great for your drinks library!

Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season by Jessica Strand


Spirits of Latin America by Ivy Mix

Behind Bars: High Class Cocktails Inspired by Low Life Gangsters by Vincent Pollard

Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason by Julia Bainbridge

WitchCraft Cocktails: 70 Seasonal Drinks Infused with Magic & Ritual by Julia Halina Hadas

Seedlip Cocktails by Ben Branson

CO Specs: Recipes & Histories of Classic Cocktails by Cas Oh

Martini by Robert Simonson

The Martini Cocktail by Robert Simonson

The Aviary Cocktail Book

The Aviary Cocktail Book

Drinking like Ladies

Drinking Like Ladies: 75 Modern Cocktails from the World’s Leading Female Bartenders


Nightcap by Kara Newman


Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned by Alba Huerta

Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky by Brian Ashcraft

I'm Just Here

I’m Just Here for the Drinks
by Sother Teague

Batched & Bottled

Batched & Bottled: Cocktails to Make Ahead by Noel and Max Venning


Aperitif: A Spirited Guide to the Drinks, History and Culture of the Aperitif by Kate Hawkings

Mocktail Manual by Fern Green

150 Bars to Visit

150 Bars You Need to Visit Before You Die

3 Ingredient cocktails

3 Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon by Robert Simonson

Good Together: Drink & Feast with Mr Lyan & Friends

Good Together: Drink & Feast with Mr Lyan & Friends by Ryan Chetiyawardana

The Modern Cocktail

The Modern Cocktail: Innovation + Flavour by Matt Whiley

A Spot at the Bar

A Spot at the Bar: Welcome to the Everleigh by Michael Madrusan & Zara Young

The Cocktail Guy -Infusions, distillations and innovative combinations

The Cocktail Guy – Infusions, Distillations and Innovative Combinations by Rich Woods

The Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary: The Lore and Legend of a Cocktail Classic, with Recipes for Brunch and Beyond by Brian Bartels

Road Soda

Road Soda: Recipes and techniques for making great cocktails, anywhere by Kara Newman

New Orleans Cocktail

New Orleans Cocktails: Over 100 Drinks from the Sultry Streets and Balconies of the Big Easy by Sarah Baird

Distillery Cats

Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World’s Most Spirited Mousers by Brad Thomas Parsons

Meehans Cocktail Book

Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan

Vintage Cocktails

Vintage Cocktails by Brian Van Flandern

The Kentucky Mint Julep

The Kentucky Mint Julep by Colonel Joe Nickell

Regarding Cocktail by Sasha Petraske

New York Times Book of Cocktails

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails


The Pisco Book by Gregory Dicum and Thomas Ingalls


The Cocktail Lab by Tony Conigliaro

Good-things-to drink

Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends by Ryan Chetiyawardana

Mittie Hellmich

The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails by Mittie Hellmich

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