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7 Reddit comments about Imbibe! Updated and Revised Edition: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar:

u/lothlin · 22 pointsr/bartenders

I'm going to actively try to avoid recipe books here in my links (that said, that means you're missing out on Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, Death & Co, Potions of the Caribbean, and The Joy of Mixology so.... YMMV)

Liquid Intelligence - IMHO must have guide on the technical aspects of bartending. This book is amazing and is the first thing I share with my coworkers that want to broaden their knowledge

The Drunken Botanist - In depth examination of the plants that go into making our favorite drinks, beers, booze, and sundry

Bitters - Has history of bitters, along with instructional on how to make your own.

Shrubs Kind of recipes but also talks about how to make shrubs and good proportions for them, which isn't super common.

Wine Folly Do you want a good intro-to-wine with good, clear reference sheets about styles and pairings? Here's your book

The Wine Bible Want to know way more than you ever thought you wanted to know about wine? This is what you want to be reading.

The Beer Bible - Same as above, but for beer instead of wine.

Holy Smoke! Its Mezcal Mezcal can be hard to pin down and I've found this one to be decent. Includes a table of things that were available in the US at time of publishing and the author's opinions on quality.

Vermouth - pretty in depth history on vermouth, focusing on its place in American cocktail Culture

Imbibe! In depth history of early cocktail culture, focusing on Jerry Thomas and the Bon Vivant's Companion

...I'm sure I could think of more, given the time. I'm trying to just delve into things currently on my shelf, and not in my wishlist.

u/AirAssault310 · 5 pointsr/bartenders

When I was learning (in a similar environment that OP described), I had a mentor teach me. I believe that is by far the best way to learn in any industry whether it be in the kitchen, behind the bar, on a construction site, etc.

In lieu of a mentor, there are several books worth picking up to bring up your knowledge, with the combination of internet research:

-Craft of the Cocktail

-Death & Co.

-Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

-Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique

-Imbibe!

-The Drunken Botanist

-The Curious Bartender

-The Joy of Mixology

Some helpful links:

-Kindred Cocktails

-The Spirits Business

-Good Spirit News

-Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Blog

-Jamie Boudreau's Blog: not updated but still has good info.

u/CityBarman · 3 pointsr/bartenders

Your first read should be Imbibe! by David Wondrich. This will set you up perfectly for everything else you read.

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh is worth the read.

All the classic cocktail books, from 1862 - 1940s are definitely worth the reads for glimpses into the cultures when they were written. If you have a tablet, two sites offer practically every cocktail/bar book every written, now in public domain, for free, in digital formats. https://euvs-vintage-cocktail-books.cld.bz/ and https://www.collectif1806.com/library/

~Have fun!

u/MaybeMaybeNotMike · 2 pointsr/cocktails

Cocktail Codex for understanding builds



Death and Co for technique, classics, and variations



Liquid Intelligence for understanding the “why” to the “how”



Smuggler’s Cove because tiki is sort of its own thing in a lot of ways



Imbibe! for historical context




Some honorable mentions include Jim Meehan’s Bartender’s Manual, Regarding Cocktails, and The Dead Rabbit: Mixology and Mayhem.

u/jaswg · 1 pointr/bartenders

I think David Wondrich has done more research than anyone on cocktails. Check out this book for some good information.

https://www.amazon.com/Imbibe-Updated-Revised-Absinthe-Professor/dp/0399172610/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

u/dfmz · 1 pointr/Mixology

You've probably seen or heard of all of these before, but these are my latest purchases, ready to be right at home in the new home bar I'm building...

Death & Co. - modern classic cocktails

The Dead Rabbit drinks manual

The Craft of the cocktail

The flavour bible

Imbibe!