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.
In the last big rollout before the holidays, publishers have pushed out a ton of new drink books.
So, so many drink books are coming out this fall. Here are the latest covering everything from Hollywood to Cuba to Manhattan to Paris; a photo book on bourbon and a scratch and sniff guide to the same; Prohibition liquor and two books on cocktails of the silver screen.
Four new drink books have arrived of late: One a literary account of great drinking, one a visual account of great spirits branding, a third a historical/visual account of a great brand, and the fourth a visual/contextual tour of Scotland's distilleries.
Twelve new books out on beer, vermouth, bourbon, modern and mob-related history, gin, and jars.
New drink books on computer-generated recipes, tequila cocktails and the tequila industry, tea cocktails, homemade booze, and drinking stories.
Here are a whole bunch of new drinking books already on shelves or available for pre-order online.
Last week New York bar PDT's Jim Meehan launched an app called PDT Cocktails, containing 400 recipes. At the end of 2011, Jim Meehan published the beautiful PDT Cocktail Book, which contained 304 recipes. So I asked Meehan, "Is this just the book's recipes plus 100 additional recipes?"