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.
Ten new drink books covering bourbon, aquavit, global booze and global bars, plus recipes for prosecco and Instagrammable cocktails.
Hops have long been used as preservatives and flavoring in beer, but recently the bitter, floral vine is making its way into spirits, cider, and even canned wine.
I surveyed a bunch of bartenders on their top choices for non-alcoholic beers. There were clear winners - and one clear loser.
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.
In Jacob Grier's book Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer, he groups said beer cocktails into seven styles. I am reprinting that section here.
A look at industry trends observed at Tales of the Cocktail including milk punch, hard science, and cocktails in outer space.