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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 COCKTAILS
Have a passion for travel and tippling? From Uruguay’s San Martín to London’s Hanky
Panky, Around the World in 80 Cocktails, by Aussie bartender and social commentator Chad Parkhill, takes you on a globe-trotting tour of both iconic and newfangled cocktails and their birthplaces. Accompanied by cool, vintage-style illustrations, the 80 drink recipes come alive with entertaining historical tales and anecdotes. Warning: This book will inspire wanderlush, no doubt. Hardie Grant Travel, $20.
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MEEHAN’S BARTENDER MANUAL
Authored by Jim Meehan — one of America’s most noted bartenders and owner of New York City’s acclaimed PDT speakeasy — Meehan’s Bartender Manual explores the inner workings
of a successful bar, from bar design to tools and techniques. Even if you’re not a professional, the book is a collector’s item for the 21-page mixology history lesson, from 18th-century punches to molecular modern drinks. There are also 100 cocktail recipes, both classics and neoclassics, with beautiful photography. Each recipe has three sections: “Origin,” “Logic” (why the ingredients work together), and “Hacks” (tasty recipe deviations). Ten Speed Press, $40.
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3-INGREDIENT COCKTAILS: An Opinionated Guide
to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon
The holy trinity is a threesome for a reason: divine balance. The same goes for cocktails. Robert Simonson, award-winning New York Times drink writer, highlights 75 of the best three-ingredient concoctions —
from old-timey to newer popular inventions. His photo-centric book organizes the lot by drink type, such as highballs, old-fashioneds, sours, and more. Follow these simple recipes and you’ll be impressing friends with Mamie Taylors, Manhattans, or Mint Juleps in no time. Because, let’s face it, in the end, less is more. Ten Speed Press, $19.