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5 essentials books for the cocktail lovers



I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host. Dorothy Parker

There are 5 wonders of the cocktail literature that any spirit drink lover should have in their nighstand.

1.Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending guide to great American Writers

44 writers and their 44 favorite mixed drinks, sometimes stirred and others shaken with fun anecdotes, poems and beautiful fragments, are the protagonists of this passionate literary stroll between cocktails and words.

2. Cocktails & Drinks Book By Javier de las Muelas

The universe of the cocktails by the creator of Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas with stories, anecdotes, secrets, tricks, recipes and advices. A guide that teaches us that art and sophistication can walk hand by hand: you only need a good shaker, a bit of glamour and a small dose of hedonism garnished, obviously, with simplicity and humor.

3. The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock

This is a gem written by Harry Craddock in 1930, the famous Hotel Savoy’s barman in the London of the 20s.  It is considered by many as the Bible of modern cocktail and, besides this literary wonder, we owe Harry the popularity of Dry Martini and the creation of the White Lady cocktail.

4. Beber de cine by Jose Luis Garci

It’s a memorable book and a mandatory read for those who have the bars as a reference in their lives. In this book, Jose Luis Garci explains that cocktails are an art, a religion full of talent, inspiration, discipline, vocation and rhythm; and not necessarily in that order. Garci introduces us in the world of cocktails and movies. A piece full of life, wisdom and class.

5. El Barman Científico by Facundo di Génova

It is a fresh side of alcohol that reveals the scientific aspects of the process in alcoholic drinks. How are liquors distilled? When was the first time the distillates appeared? Why does beer have foam and bubbles? Among large doses of humor and wisdom, the author covers the scientific side of the distillates and their protagonists’ history.

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