Behold! Here is my round-up of all the cocktails and spirits books (plus a few others) that were released in 2017. This year, beyond the annual deluge of whisky books, there are books aping the bartender lifestyle (Drink Like a Bartender, Straight Up), more narrative books (I Hear She's a Real Bitch, By the Smoke and the Smell), and recipe books seeking to simplify the process (3 Ingredient Cocktails, The Imbible, Road Soda) rather than reveal the secrets of complex drinks from top bars. All in all, another great year for reading about drinking.
100 bartenders responded to my query: What do you drink when not drinking?
This year's batch of cocktail and spirits books - all put together in one big list to make your gift list (or your own wish list) easy to see.
Amaro, Japanese Whisky, Jim Beam, Equal Parts Recipes, and books from the US Bartenders' Guild.
The history of the cocktail renaissance, colonial American drinking, a new edition of Shrubs, an herbalist's guide to bitters, a beginner's guide to drinking, some drinking science, and some bourbon recipes.
Behold a big batch of new drink books, from drink recipes to cocktail culture to history and architecture.
As usual, a ton of whiskey and a smattering of other products hitting the US market.
My annual list of most all of the cocktails and spirits books that have been released. This year we see tons of whiskey books again, and a whole segment of bar-specific cocktail books and a new category of narrative cocktail history.