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?"
Behold these six new books out on drinking - one on how to drink, two more on how to drink in 1910s, one on how to drink in the summer, one on how to drink like a president, and a final one on how to toast to what you're drinking.
This has been a great year for cocktails and spirits books- tons have come out, and the majority are written by well-respected bartenders and other experts. Here are more than 40 books to consider for your holiday gifting or reading for your own enjoyment.
These eight recently-released books cover cocktails, both new and historical, whiskey and where it comes from, brandy specifically and all spirits generally.