There’s nothing better than a good cocktail to close out a busy week. Perhaps a Negroni or a Manhattan will do, but what about when you want to try something different? Maybe something you have only seen out at the bar and not dare to try in the comfort of your own home. It might be time for you to add The Essential Cocktail Book to your bar cart.

This 352-paged cocktail book was edited by Megan Krigbaum (former Food and Wine editor), published by Ten Speed Press, and made into a special leather-bound edition by Graphic Image. This handsome cocktail book will look as luxurious on your bar as your most expensive spirit.

The Essential Cocktail Book

Leather-bound cocktail books

The Essential Cocktail Book is an indispensable atlas of the best cocktail recipes, each fully photographed for classic and modern drinks, whether shaken, stirred, up, or on the rocks. How do you create the perfect daiquiri? In what type of glass should you serve a whiskey sour? What exactly is an aperitif cocktail? A compendium for both home and professional bartenders, The Essential Cocktail Book answers all of these questions and more”through recipes, lore, and techniques for 150 drinks, both modern and classic.

These leather-bound editions from Graphic Image not only lay down the knowledge on the best spirits out there, but they also look fantastic stacked on a bar cart or shelved in a home bar. Helping you nail the basics so you can experiment at will, The Essential Cocktail Book teaches you the history, techniques, and recipes for 150 classic and modern cocktails.

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