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Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Epoque (Revised Edition) by S.B. MacDonald Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskeys and Techniques for the Adventurous Distiller by Darek Bell Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today by Warren Bobrow
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Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Epoque (Revised Edition) by S.B. MacDonald Alt Whiskeys: Alternative Whiskeys and Techniques for the Adventurous Distiller by Darek Bell Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today by Warren Bobrow

Created to celebrate the beauty and history of the absinthe ritual, Absinthe Antiques by S.B. MacDonald is a fascinating journey through the absinthe culture of France's la Belle Epoque. The author's rare collection of absinthe spoons, glasses, fountains and more, date from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, and are beautifully portrayed in large, detailed color photos. Each picture is accompanied by a short description which truly breathes life back into these elegant pieces. This revised edition features new chapters as well as a complete French translation.


Written by Darek Bell, the founder and Master Distiller of Corsair Distillery, Alt Whiskeys is an extensive guide to producing over sixty alternative whiskeys from bourbons to single malts to moonshines. The detailed recipes use alternative grains, craft beer inspired ingredients like hops, and smoked grains to expand the distiller's creative palate.


Apothecary Cocktails have a rich and intriguing history. As their name suggests, these curative cocktails were originally created in early pharmacies or apothecaries, from ancient times until the beginning of the twentieth century. In this book, Warren Bobrow compiles these recipes and delivers in a clear, uncomplicated manner that the readers will find very easy to create at home for restorative, curative as well as for a fun experience.
Barrels & Drams by William M. Dowd Bartenders' Manual by Harry Johnson Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone
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Barrels & Drams Bartenders Manual by Harry Johnson Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone

Barrels & Drams, written by journalist and spirits authority William M. Dowd, examines the people, places and processes that are integral to the craft of distilling. This highly readable, in-depth guide offers a detailed history of whiskey, spanning from the fourth millennium B.C.E. to the present day, and explores the rise of micro-distillers, the popularity of home vatting, and the ascension of whiskey around the world. The book also includes more than twenty fascinating essays written by other renowned spirits writers such as Jim Murray, David Wondrich and F. Paul Pacult.



This faithful reproduction of the 1900 edition includes a new introduction by Robert Hess. From the introduction:
"Harry Johnson's Bartenders' Manual presents not just the recipes in use by the bartenders of the late 1800s, but it provides a glimpse into the mindset, the business, and, more importantly, the pride in craftsmanship that was important for bartenders to focus on as they performed their craft."


This faithful reproduction of the 1927 edition includes a new introduction by David Wondrich. From the introduction:
"It seems to me that for a volume of drink recipes to achieve whatever portion of true greatness a work of its kind may aspire to, it has to serve in some way as the annals of a community... By that standard, Barflies and Cocktails is one of the greatest of its kind."
Brewed Awakening by Joshua M. Bernstein Cocktails: How to Mix Them by Robert Vermeire Home Bar Basics and Not-so_Basics by Dave Stolte
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Brewed Awakening by Joshua M. Bernstein Cocktails: How to Mix Them by Robert Vermeire Home Bar Basics and Not-so_Basics by Dave Stolte

Known as the "ultimate beer geek's companion", Brewed Awakening explores the creative fringes of craft brewing and gives the reader a behind-the-scenes look into breweries around the world. Written by Joshua M. Bernstein, one of the world's foremost beer experts, this fascinating, in-depth guide is loaded with labels, photos, interviews, and of course, recommendations.


Cocktails: How to Mix Them is a small book, but completely packed with information. Written by Robert Vermeire in 1922, it contains a variety of cocktail recipies, along with useful information about wine and spirits. He includes unique, interesting drink recipes from around the world and tells you specifically how to make them yourself.



The "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)" is a concise, pocket-sized guidebook to setting up a home cocktail bar with an emphasis on history, quality, and craft. The book includes thirty recipes, tips and techniques, original illustrations, handy checklists, and easy-to-read instructions. Spiral-bound for lay-flat reading, professionally printed in the USA in full color on water-resistant, tear-resistant synthetic paper for durability.
Imbibe Magazine Subscription: 1 Year (6 Issues) Imbibe Magazine Subscription: 2 Years (12 Issues) Recipes of American and Other Iced Drinks by Charlie Paul
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Imbibe is the magazine of liquid culture. From wine, spirits and beer to coffee, tea and everything in between, Imbibe celebrates the world in a glass. In every issue, you'll find delicious recipes, helpful reviews, compelling travelogues and engaging profiles—everything you need to know about the fascinating people, places and flavors behind every sip. Imbibe is your indispensable guide to all that's fit to drink. DrinkUpNY.com offers subscriptions, but you'll receive your issues direct from the publisher.


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Imbibe is the magazine of liquid culture. From wine, spirits and beer to coffee, tea and everything in between, Imbibe celebrates the world in a glass. In every issue, you'll find delicious recipes, helpful reviews, compelling travelogues and engaging profiles—everything you need to know about the fascinating people, places and flavors behind every sip. Imbibe is your indispensable guide to all that's fit to drink. DrinkUpNY.com offers subscriptions, but you'll receive your issues direct from the publisher.


This faithful reproduction of the 1895 edition includes a new introduction by Dale Degroff. From the introduction:
"For the collector, the fascination with this book goes beyond the recipes to the illustrations. The illustrations are so detailed and precise they can be used as blueprints to recreate the designs, and probably already have by clever bar designers and operators."