The Bookshelf

The StirAndStrain.com BookshelfWhile the liquor shelf is important, there are a lot of great folks that influence my cocktails sitting on my bookshelf. Below are the books I reference for inspiration.

Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log
Beach Bum Berry Remixed
Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean
Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Safari
Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas
Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine, and Beer
Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey
Cocktail Techniques
Colonial Spirits: A Toast to Our Drunken History
Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis
Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics) Cocktail Guidebook
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects
Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook
Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design
Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl
Savory Cocktails
Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best-Kept Secret, with Cocktails and Recipes
Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times
The Bar and Beverage Book
The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair: An Incredible Collection of Extraordinary Drinks
The Cocktail Lab: Unraveling the Mysteries of Flavor and Aroma in Drink, with Recipes
The Coupe: Celebrating Craft Cocktails and Vintage Collections
The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, with 500 Recipes
The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual: Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks
The Flowing Bowl
The Joy of Mixology: The Consummate Guide to the Bartender’s Craft
The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy
The Savoy Cocktail Book
The Thinking Girl’s Guide to Drinking: (Cocktails without Regrets)
Tiki Drinks
Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion
Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America’s Cocktail Culture
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails
Whiskey: Instant Expert

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