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New Drink Books Late Summer 2021: Seltzer, Cider, Tequila, Negronis, and More

As there will be a TREMENDOUS amount of new drink books coming out this September and October, I figured I shouldn't wait to post a round-up of new books until then. Below are a bunch of books available right now. As usual, the description of the texts are from the... Read more →


New Drink Books Summer 2021

I haven't done a new books post yet this year, so there are almost 30 of them. As usual, the write-ups are from the publishers and are not reviews by me. I have purchase links to Bookshop, which supports independent bookstores, as well as Amazon, which does not. If you'd... Read more →


All the Cocktail and Drink Books from 2020 for Reading or Gifting

It's time for the annual Alcademics drink book round-up! Below are all the books that have come to my attention in 2020. I don't follow wine/beer closely so there are only a few in that section. The links below are to Amazon and to Bookshop.org. If you buy stuff after... Read more →


A Zillion New Cocktail Books Out This Fall

Long gone are the days when there were only a few drink books out each year; now it's a few every month. Below I've listed the drink books coming out mostly in in September and the beginning of October 2019. There will be another round-up around Thanksgiving most likely, as... Read more →


Almost All the Cocktail and Spirits Books Published in 2017 for Reading or Gifting

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.  Read more →