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We wouldn’t be where we are today without these good folks taking the time to show us where we came from and pointing the way forward.  Thanks for your labors of love.


We’re often asked what makes for a good introductory read for those who want to begin exploring the world of cocktails.  Here’s a brief list of tomes that have given us inspiration, delight, and a few chuckles along the way:


  • Charles Baker, Gentleman’s Companion: Around the World with Jigger, Beaker & Flask (1946)
  • David Embury, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (1948)
  • Harry Craddock, The Savoy Cocktail Book (1933)
  • A.S. Crockett, The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book (1935)
  • Wm. T. Boothby, World Drinks & How to Mix Them (1934)


  • Jeff Morgenthaler, The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (2014)
  • Jim Meehan, PDT Cocktail Book (2011)
  • David Kaplan, Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails (2014)
  • Dave Arnold, Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail (2014)
  • Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist (2013)
  • David Wondrich, Imbibe!: A Salute in Stories and Drinks to ‘Professor’ Jerry Thomas (2007)
  • Jeff Hollinger & Rob Schwarz, Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics (2006)
  • Ted Haigh, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails (2009 Reprint)
  • Eric Felten, How’s Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture and the Art of Drinking Well (2008)
  • Jeff Berry, Sippin’ Safari: In Search of the Great “Lost” Tropical Drink Recipes (2007)
  • Gary Regan, The Joy of Mixology (2003)
  • Paul Harrington, Cocktail: The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century (1998)