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Best Bartending Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Bartending books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Bartending For Dummies (2014)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouThis latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 5th Edition also provides over 40 new cocktails ideas for those who want to know how to serve cocktails professionally, for themselves, or for their guests. If you’re interested in crafting traditional or modern cocktails, Bartending For Dummies has you covered….
Author(s): Ray Foley

2. Bartending Basics: A Complete Beginner’s Guide (2009)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouBartending is a great career path. You can work in resorts, casinos, cruise ships, tropical islands and many other fun and exotic places. You can go just about anywhere in the world and find a job working as a bartender and make good money. This book will help you unlock the door that leads to a rewarding and profitable future. Inside this book you will find lots of information on beer, wine, distilled spirits, mixing drinks, maximizing tips, working in bar, being a professional, responsible bartending, customer service, tools and terminology and finding a bartending job….
Author(s): Thomas Morrell

3. Bartending 101: The Basics of Mixology (2005)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouDo you know how to set up a full bar for that party you’re having? How much vermouth to use when your first guest requests a “dry martini on the rocks?” How to measure out a shot of alcohol using the three-count method?You’ll find the answers to all of these questions and much more in this indispensable guide. Rather than teaching you recipes for drinks you’ve never heard of and will never have to make, the authors focus on the fundamentals of bartending–using the tools, learning the terminology and drink mnemonics, and setting up for a cocktail party. This book will transform the most ignorant imbiber into a sauce-slinger…
Author(s): Harvard Student Agencies Inc.

4. Maran Illustrated Bartending (2005)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouMaran Illustrated Bartending is a valuable contemporary resource to a wide range of readers – from those who want to entertain a few guests at an impromptu party to those who wish to be the consummate host at their next big event. Full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each stage of the bartending process from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to help enhance the your bartending experience. This colorful, easy-to-use and informative resource will…
Author(s): maranGraphics Development Group

5. The Professional Bartender’s Handbook: A Recipe for Every Drink Known – Including Tricks and Games to Impress Your Guests (2007)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouThe Professional Bartenders Handbook is written for the professional bartender, but anyone can learn the simple tips and tricks this book provides. A copy belongs behind every bar, big or small. Whether running a stand-alone business or one incorporated into a restaurant, hotel, or food service operation, the successful bartender needs product and equipment knowledge and a strong grasp of mixology. <br><br>The Professional Bartender’s Handbook is more than a recipe guide. If you have ever wondered what ingredients were in your favorite drink,…
Author(s): Valerie Mellema

6. The Everything Bartender’s Book: Your Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, Mixed Drinks, and More! (2015)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouMore than 1,000 recipes for any occasion!You’ll be mixing cocktails like a pro in no time with The Everything Bartender’s Book, 4th Edition. Designed for every skill level, this essential guide boasts more than 1,000 recipes for shots, cordials, and punches, along with classic cocktails, mixed drinks, frozen blender concoctions, and even “virgin” versions of popular drinks. This all-new edition will teach you how to: You’ll also find exciting new recipes for making your own bitters, infusions, and syrups, as well as brand-new information on craft beer and fruit ciders. Completely…
Author(s): Cheryl Charming

7. Bartending For Dummies (2010)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouThis latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 4th Edition also provides:…
Author(s): Ray Foley

8. The Bartender’s Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks and Everything You Need to Know to Set Up Your Bar (2003)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouMix Drinks Like A Pro Now you can with this indispensable handbook, the most thorough’and thoroughly accessible’bartending guide ever created for both professional and home use. Encyclopedic in scope and filled with clear, simple instructions, The Bartender’s Bible includes information on:Stocking and equipping a bar’from liquors and mixers to condiments, garnishes, and equipmentShot-by-shot recipes for over 1,000 cocktails and mixed drinks from bourbon to rum to whiskeyWine drinksBeer drinksNonalcoholic drinksSpecial category drinks’tropical, classics,…
Author(s): Gary Regan

9. Bartending Inside-Out: The Guide to Profession, Profit & Fun (2008)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouThis concise reference offers those who have chosen bartending as their primary profession—as well as those who bartend part-time—the tools to achieve success. In addition to teaching the basics—how to pour; the differences between the vast array of gins, scotches, tequilas, and vodkas; how beer, wine, and spirits are made; and which glassware to use for each beverage—the guide provides critical information on the nuts and bolts of customer service, checking IDs, dealing with intoxicated customers, tipping, and inspiring a bar crew to work as a team. Including a glossary of common…
Author(s): Lori Marcus

10. Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails: 1,500 Recipes to Mix It Up! (2010)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouThis comprehensive collection of cocktail recipes will be an essential resource for both professional bartenders and the average party host. Want to serve up perfect martinis at your next social gathering? Cosmos for the classy ladies? Sex on the Beach for those who want to sound risqué? A Shirley Temple for the thirteen-year-olds counting down the days to twenty-one? Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails is the complete guide to these classic drinks as well as trendy concoctions featured at bars and nightclubs. What exactly is in a Long Island Iced Tea? By…
Author(s): Running Press

11. The Ultimate Cocktail Book: Modern and Classic Cocktail Recipes incl. Wodka, Whiskey, Gin and More (2019)

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook YouPromotion ends shortly! incl. Wodka, Whiskey, Gin and Moresuper delicious, easy to prepare!★ You want to learn some important things about equipment and usage ?★ You want to make your evening with friends perfect?★ You need a big variety of recipes for different occasions?★ You want to know how you can wow your family and friends this weekend? To add to the allure are the visually interesting and oft times attention grabbing adornments or garnishing. And then there is the perfectly thrown-together array of tastes, flavours and sometimes rivalling mixes that…
Author(s): Edward Bailey Smith

Best Bartending Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bartending books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Knack Bartending Basics More than 400 Classic and Contemporary Cocktails for Any Occasion

Author(s): Cheryl Charming, Susan Bourgoin
Publisher: Morris Book Publishing, LLC, Year: 2009, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1548654

Bartending Basics: A Complete Beginner's Guide

Author(s): Morrell, Thomas
Publisher: Pratzen Publishing;CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2009, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2085243

Bartending Inside-Out: The Guide to Profession, Profit & Fun (Bartending Inside-Out: The Guide to Profession, Profit, & Fun)

Author(s): Lori Marcus
Publisher: Cadillac Press, Year: 2008, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 309267

Bartending For Dummies

Author(s): Ray Foley
Publisher: For Dummies, Year: 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 276780

X-rated drinks: more than 250 of the hottest drinks ever made

Author(s): Ray Foley
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc., Year: 2006, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1006650

Hemingway and Bailey's bartending guide to great American writers

Author(s): Bailey, Mark; Hemingway, Edward
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Year: 2006, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1421256

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bartending

Author(s): Amy Zavatto
Publisher: , Year: 2005, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 463415

The complete idiot's guide to bartending

Author(s): Zavatto, Amy
Publisher: Alpha, Year: 2005, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1488527

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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