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(Almost) All the Cocktails & Spirits Books Published in 2015, For Reading or Gifting

Throughout the year I post new drink books to Alcademics, because I love drinking and books. Below is all of them put together so that you can make your holiday wish list for yourself or see them all together to pick presents for friends and family.

Know of a book I missed? Let me know and I'll add it.


Culture and Fun

Party-like-a-president-2d-high-resjpg-f9aeaf69d8544ad7You Suck At Drinking: Being a Complete Guide to Drinking for Any and All Situations in Your Life, Including But Not Limited to Office Holiday Parties, Weddings, Breakups and Other Sad Times, Outdoor Chores Like Deck-building, and While in Public, Legally and Illegally  By Matthew Latkiewicz

Toasts: The Perfect Words to Celebrate Every Occasion By June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling

Party Like A President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office By Brian Abrams

The Field Guide to Drinking in America By Niki Ganong 

You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery by Mamrie Hart

A Visual Guide to Drink by Pop Chart Lab: Ben Gibson, Patrick Mulligan


Vintage Reprints

ImgresHoffman House Bartender's Guide By Charley Mahoney

The Ideal Bartender By Tom Bullock

W. C. Whitfield's Mixed Drinks and Cocktails: An Illustrated, Old-School Bartender's Guide by W. C. Whitfield (Author), Tad Shell (Illustrator), Joaquín Simó (Foreword)

Shaking Up Prohibition in New Orleans: Authentic Vintage Cocktails from A to Z
By Olive Leonhardt and Hilda Phelps Hammond


Historical Books

Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets by Scott Deitche

UrlLost Recipes of Prohibition: Notes from a Bootlegger’s Manual by Matthew Rowley

To Have and Have Another Revised Edition: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion by Philip Greene

Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle

Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology by Will Francis , Stacey Marsh

Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar (Updated and Revised Edition)
By David Wondrich

Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn't Supposed To by Paul Dickson 


UrlNarrative Cocktail Books

The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass by Paul Clarke  

Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails by Duggan McDonnell

Ten Cocktails: The Art of Convivial Drinking by Alice Lascelles 


Cocktails from Specific Bars

6a00e553b3da20883401b8d17a925a970cThe Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual: Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World by Sean Muldoon, Jack McGarry, Ben Schaffer

Experimental Cocktail Club: Paris, London & New York by Romée de Goriainoff, Pierre-Charles Cros, Olivier Bon, Xavier Padavoni 

Cuban Cocktails: 100 Classic and Modern Drinks by Ravi DeRossi, Jane Danger, Alla Lapushchik 

Tujague's Cookbook: Creole Recipes and Lore in the New Orleans Grand Tradition by Poppy Tooker 

Cocktails for Dingdongs Vol. 1. by Dustin Drankiewicz and Alexandra Ensign


Themed Cocktail Books

51bB5UXlUyL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Summer Cocktails: Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More! By MarТa del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore  By Gary Regan

Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer By Jacob Grier

The Tippling Bros. A Lime and a Shaker: Discovering Mexican-Inspired Cocktails by by Tad Carducci & Paul Tanguay with Alia Akkam

Classic Cocktails by Salvatore Calabrese

Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails by Abigail R. Gehring

The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion by Shane Carley

Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar  by Robert Sharp and Nicole Weston 

The Manhattan Cocktail: A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic by Albert W. A. Schmid

Paris Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Light  by Doni Belau 

Wild Drinks & Cocktails: Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home by Emily Han

The Periodic Table of COCKTAILS by Emma Stokes 

Forager's Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients by Amy Zavatto

Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails, and Elixirs by Warren Bobrow

The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails  by Steve Reddicliffe 

Good Things to Drink with Mr Lyan and Friends by Ryan Chetiyawardana

The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner


Whisky and Whiskey

51YffZpl9ML._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Whiskey: What to Drink Next: Craft Whiskeys, Classic Flavors, New Distilleries, Future Trends By Dominic Roskrow 

Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker by Fred Minnick

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler 

Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries by Charles MacLean 

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose  by Richard Betts

The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries by Carol Peachee

American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye (New Edition): A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit by Clay Risen


Other Spirits

51VHrm7ytCL._SX359_BO1,204,203,200_Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters & Amari: 500 Bitters; 50 Amari; 123 Recipes for Cocktails, Food & Homemade Bitters  by Mark Bitterman


How the Gringos Stole Tequila: The Modern Age of Mexico's Most Traditional Spirit By Chantal Martineau

Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production  by Sarah Bowen

Gin: The Manual by Dave Broom 

Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit That Created America’s Cocktail Culture by Adam Ford

Branca: A Spirited Italian Icon by Niccolo Branca di Romanico



Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson: Recipes for Innovation from IBM & the Institute of Culinary Education

Hidden Scents: The Language of Smell in the Age of Approximation by Allen Barkkume 



51u5h1zPGDL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break with Recipes for Pastries, Breads, and other Treats By Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

The River Cottage Booze Handbook by John Wright

The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth

Cider Made Simple: All About Your New Favorite Drink  by Jeff Alworth

Discovering the New York Craft Spirits Boom by Heather D. Dolland

Branding: Distilled by Cynthia Sterling




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New York Times' Book of Cocktails (currently reading).

Camper English

Thanks! Will add.


Just got the NY Times book this morning -- it's a beauty. Collected essays and recipes along with beautiful presentation and photos.

Thirsty in LA

The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

Camper English

Thanks! Don't know how I missed that one.

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