Best Books for Bar Tenders

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  • Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined
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    Classic cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during Prohibition. In those days, hard beverage options were usually made with hooch of dubious origin, so bartenders had to get creative to cover up the flavors. Today's mixologists can enjoy playing with these recipes, and hopefully with better liquor!
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  • The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto
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    One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's "The Hour" is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his stomach to turn and his eyes to roll.
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  • Mocktails: The Complete Bartender's Guide
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    The definitive guide to non-alcoholic bartender's beverages: Designated driver? Going back to work after lunch? Having a party with lots of teens and tweens or people who just don't want alcohol? When a cocktail isn't het right choice, it's time to enjoy a mocktail: delectable, refreshing soda-and juice-based blends that forgo the alcohol but keep the flavor. And theire's...
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    Shaken or stirred, on the rocks or straight up, every cocktail has a unique history. Bringing this rich lore to life, An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails showcases the often romantic origin of classic and modern mixed drinks and the fascinating characters who made them famous. From the crooked gangster who inspired the Jack Rose (a drink often served in Manhattan's gilded Astor mansion during...
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  • The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore
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    A complete history of one of the world's most iconic cocktails--now the poster child of the modern cocktail revival--with fifty recipes for classic variations as well as contemporary updates.No single cocktail is as iconic, as beloved, or as discussed and fought-over as the Old-Fashioned. Its formula is simple: just whiskey, bitters, sugar, and ice. But how you combine...
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