Free Chance to Own Any of the Best Mixology Books of 2019
December 1, 2019
If you’re just getting started with mixology, then you may have already realized how complex it can be. Even seasoned bartenders don’t know everything about the science of mixology and learn new things every day.
Whether you’re a beginning bartender, bar owner, or amateur who just wants to be able to fix themselves a few drinks and impress the company, there are tons of ways that you can improve on your mixing skills. One of these ways is to find a great mixology book. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work and compiled some of the best books on bartending you can find. Grab this free chance to learn how to mix your own $10 cocktails. Browse through Cosmo Bartender’s favorite mixology books and learn from the best in the industry.
3 Ingredients Cocktails – Robert Simonson
At Cosmo, we think this is the perfect book to hit it off if you’re new to the game and want to get started on a strong foundation. Some of the most classic cocktails, like Daiquiris or Manhattans, can all be mixed using only three ingredients. This book offers over 75 drink varieties that you can easily do at home even with minimal knowledge and skill. You can even find a good condition used copy for under $10.
The Cocktail Club – Maureen Christian-Petrovsky
If you want a book that will teach you the art of appreciating cocktails, then this one’s for you. Christian-Petrovsky took a sort of book club approach with this book, and breaks down different cocktails by month. She also teaches how to pair certain drinks and how to mix them. The book was made to encourage the reader to make the drinks themselves and to make their own experiences to see what they actually like.
The Old Fashioned – Robert Simonson
If you want to learn more about the history of one of America’s most iconic drinks, you should give The Old Fashioned a read. Not only does it cover the fifty years’ history of this famous drink, but it also offers 50 variations of the drink that you can try yourself. These include the Clint Eastwood that is made using Chartreuse, the Fernet Branca infused Bartender, or even a variation that uses absinthe.
The 12 Bottle Bar – Lesley Jacobs Solmonson and David Solmonson
This cocktail loving husband and wife duo created this book to help budding home mixologists with the challenge of stocking their bar. Knowing which essentials you should stock your bar with can be difficult when you’re new to this. However, this book gives you 12 essentials that will allow you to mix a wide variety of drinks.
You’ll also learn how to make classics like Mint Juleps, Manhattans, and sours, all with this limited inventory. You’ll also notice some surprising omissions and choices, like Tequila not making the cut, and the lesser-known Genever making it. Every spirit also gets a chapter dedicated solely to it.
If you’re serious about upping your bartending skills, or simply want to get started on the right track, all of these books have something to offer. Make sure that you check them out, and always look for free chances to learn more about the science.