Author and blogger Camper English chooses the best books about cocktails, spirits and mixology.
1. The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails by David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum
Start on any page of this new, definitive encyclopedia of cocktail history and let it take you on a journey from entry to entry. It’s a boozy Wikipedia you can hold in your hands.
2. The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
The ground-to-glass view of spirits and cocktails from one of America’s great nature writers; a most magical drink book rooted in the earth.
3. Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold