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THE BEST COCKTAIL BOOKS FOR THE HOME-BARTENDER

When a home-made drink is the only option, then look no further than these fantastic books by some of the best in the biz to inspire and educate you into the home-bartender you've always wanted to be... whether you're partial to a Martini, Manhattan, Caiphrina or a classic Cosmo - these guys have you covered!

Here at DrinkUp, we believe there is no excuse for not enjoying a bloody brilliant drink - whether that be when you're out and about in the capital or making use of that cocktail shaker at home. So if you're readying for a stint being cooped up inside then at least face it with a gorgeous drink in your hand!

We've rounded up some of our favourite cocktail books from our friends in the industry, chokked full of recipes and tips, so you can become the home-bartender you've always wanted to be...

KITCHEN COCKTAILS: RECIPES OF THE LONDON COCKTAIL CLUB
undefinedThe first book from JJ Goodman - Owner and Founder of our go-to party bars, the London Cocktail Club group. His first foray into publishing does away with expensive and rare ingredients and instead opts for everyday items like bacon and Coco Pops. He also turns household utensils including tea strainers, saucepans and chopsticks into staple cocktail accessories, so you can whip up these tasty treats without having to buy any of the expensive kit - win, win.


LET’S GET FIZZICAL
undefinedPippa Guy, formerly one of the Senior Bartenders at The Savoy loves Champagne cocktails as much as we do, so lucky for us she popped all her favourite recipes in this bubbl-icious book. Learn how to whip up a French 75 or Prosecco Mojito – yes that’s a thing – plus, get the low-down on all the different types of sparkling and how great they are in cocktails!

GOOD TOGETHER: DRINK & FEAST WITH MR LYAN & FRIENDS
undefinedThe second book from award-winning drinks maestro, Mr Lyan - and this time it’s all about food matching. A menu of world-class cocktails are crafted to suit recipes contributed by chefs including the likes of Nuno Mendes, James Lowe, Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Isaac McHale and many more… from a giant summer BBQ to a romantic dinner for two, these are perfect for any foodie.

SCHOFIELD’S FINE AND CLASSIC COCKTAILS
undefinedIn their first book - bartender brothers Joe & Daniel Schofield have bought their expertise together by sharing over 100 classic cocktail recipes, subtly tweaked and adjusted to keep up with modern preferences and palate.

THE CURIOUS BARTENDER VOLUME II: THE NEW TESTAMENT OF COCKTAILS: 2
undefinedFor those that want to delve into the science behind the drinks, then look no further. This is the sixth book from the infamous Tristan Stephenson who showcases 64 recipes - 32 perfected classics and 32 game-changing reinventions of classics. You'll learn about the tools of the trade, the techniques he swears by and how to experiment to create your own cocktail sensations.

THE BARTENDER'S BOOK
undefinedA whopping 500 recipes for both classic and contemporary cocktails have been carefully curated and showcased in this useful little book. If you'd like to have a mini cocktail recipe encyclopedia on hand rand have a well-stocked home bar, then this is the book for you!

DRINKING FRENCH
undefinedNot solely a cocktail book, but definitely worth a mention. 'Drinking French' is a witty, comprehensive overview of French drinking culture, where Author and Professional Cook David Lebovitz serves up 160 recipes that'll transport you to a Parisian café with every turn of the page. Think classic and contemporary apéritifs, homemade liquers and recipes that'll make use of that Suze in your alcohol cabinet, alongside some savoury snacks to pair them with.   

SHAKEN: DRINKING WITH JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING, THE OFFICIAL COCKTAIL BOOK
undefinedA cocktail book inspired by the James Bond series, filled with quotes from the novels, Ian Flemings' journalism and trivia, as well as fifty cocktail recipes developed by the award-winning team at Swift. Inside you'll find ten classic cocktails from the books and another forty never-before-seen cocktails inspired by the characters and 007 adventures.

THE ART & CRAFT OF COFFEE COCKTAILSfif
undefinedKiwi Bartender Jason Clark brings together his love of great coffee and cocktail expertise in this fantastic book that shows you there is more to coffee cocktails than just an Espresso Martini. He's created recipes for more than eighty cocktails that'll make use of that Nespresso machine, covering all styles - from stirred and shaken through to blended and blazed.