Bookshelf

(note: for the date on each book, I’ve listed the publication or printing date for the edition I own, and not necessarily the original publication date for the book)

Cocktail guides, bartending manuals and other works pertaining to mixed drinks

The Algonquin Bar and Cocktail Book
by Anna Kiernan
2002

Bacchus Behave!
The Lost Art of Polite Drinking
by Alma Whitaker
1933

The Bartender’s Book
Being a compilation of Sundry Alcoholic Potations, Libations & Mixtures together with Recipes and Tables to make Everyman a Proficient Practitioner of the noble Art of Mixology
by Jack Townsend & Tom Moore McBride
1951

Bartender’s Guide
by “Trader Vic” Bergeron
1947

Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log
by Jeff Berry & Annene Kaye
1998

Beachbum Berry’s Intoxica!
by Jeff Berry
2002

Beachbum Berry’s Taboo Table
by Jeff Berry
2005

The Bon Vivant’s Companion
or, How to Mix Drinks
by Jerry Thomas, edited and with an introduction by Herbert Asbury
1927 edition, printed 1934

Bottoms Up
by Ted Saucier
1951

Bottoms Up
Guide to Pleasant Drinking
cocktail guide published and distributed by Town & Country Liquors, Inc., Great Neck, NY
1949

Burke’s Complete Cocktail & Drinking Recipes
by Harman Burney “Barney” Burke
1934

Burke’s Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes
with Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour – The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors
by Harman Burney “Barney” Burke
1941

Cakes and Ale
by Edward Spencer
1897

Classic Cocktails
(reprint of The Ideal Bartender)
by Tom Bullock and D.J. Frienz
2002 (originally published in 1917)

Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book
by Irvin Cobb
1936

Cocktail
The Drinks Bible for the 21st Century
by Paul Harrington and Laura Moorhead
1998

Cocktails
by “Jimmy” late of Ciro’s London
undated; first published in 1930

The Cocktails of The Ritz Paris
by Colin Peter Field
2003

Complete Guide to Cordials
John de Kuyper
1965

The Craft of the Cocktail
by Dale DeGroff
2002

Cups of Valor
by N.E. Beveridge
1968

Diffords Guide to Cocktails #5.3: Liquor & City Drinking
by Simon Difford
2006

Drinking With Dickens
by Cedric Dickens
1980

The Esquire Drink Book
edited by Frederic A. Birmingham
1956

Esquire Drinks
An Opinionated & Irreverent Guide to Drinking
by David Wondrich
2002

Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts
1949

Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em
by Stanley Clisby Arthur
1937

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks
by David Embury
1958 edition

The Flowing Bowl
by Edward Spencer
1903

For Snake-Bites – or something
undated; flyleaf reads “Compiled in order to preserve some evidence of the genius and artistry of those good old days,” so probably Prohibition-era

Crosby Gaige’s Cocktail Guide and Ladies’ Companion
by Crosby Gaige; foreword by Lucius Beebe
1941

The Gentleman’s Companion
2 volumes, including Being An Exotic Drinking Book, or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker & Flask
by Charles H. Baker, Jr.
1946 (originally published 1939)

Gordon’s Cocktail & Food Recipes
by Harry Jerrold Gordon
1934

Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails
by Harry MacElhone
1996 edition of book first published in 1919

Here’s How!
by Judge Jr.
1927

The Hour
by Bernard DeVoto
1948

How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion
Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc., Etc., in Endless Variety
by Jerry Thomas
2004 reprint of 1864 edition

In the Spirit
A Collection of Cocktail Recipes from Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans
text by Sara Gootee Mayer
2006

The Joy of Mixology
by Gary Regan
2003

Killer Cocktails
An Intoxicating Guide to Sophisticated Drinking
by David Wondrich
2005

The Martini
An Illustrated History of an American Classic
by Barnaby Conrad III
1995

Mixologist
The Journal of the American Cocktail – Volume 1
Anistatia Miller, ed.; published by the Museum of the American Cocktail
2005

Mixologist
The Journal of the American Cocktail – Volume 2
Anistatia Miller, ed.; published by the Museum of the American Cocktail
2006

Modern American Drinks
How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks
by George J. Kappeler
1895

Mr. Boston Deluxe Official Bartender’s Guide
1978

The Museum of the American Cocktail Pocket Recipe Guide
by Robert Hess & Anistatia Miller
2006

The Official Mixer’s Manual
by Patrick Gavin Duffy, revised and enlarged by Robert Jay Misch
1975

Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide
1946

Old Waldorf Bar Days
by Albert Stevens Crockett
1931

On Drink
by Kingsley Amis
1972

The Pocket Bartender’s Guide
by Michael Jackson
1979

The Savoy Cocktail Book
by Harry Craddock
1999 (originally published 1930)

Shaken Not Stirred
A Celebration of the Martini
Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown
1997

So Red the Nose–or, Breath in the Afternoon
Cocktail Recipes by 30 Leading Authors
by Sterling North and Carl Kroch
1935

The South American Gentleman’s Companion (2 volumes)
by Charles H. Baker, Jr.
1951

The Standard Bartender’s Guide
by Patrick Gavin Duffy
1948

The Standard Bartender’s Guide
by Patrick Gavin Duffy, revised by James Beard
1959

Standard Cocktail Guide
by Crosby Gaige
1944

The Stork Club Bar Book
by Lucius Beebe
2003 reprint of 1930′s / 1940′s original

Straight Up or On the Rocks
The Story of the American Cocktail
by William Grimes
2001

Trader Vic’s Book of Food & Drink
by Vic Bergeron
1946

Trader Vic’s Rum Cookery & Drinkery
by Vic Bergeron
1974

The Ultimate Book of Cocktails
by Stuart Walton
2004

Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails
by Ted Haigh
2004

What’ll You Have?
by Julien J. Proskauer
1933

World Drinks and How to Mix Them
by “Cocktail Bill” Boothby
1934

Not cocktails, necessarily, but still of interest to the booze enthusiast

The Alcoholic Republic
An American Tradition
by W.J. Rorabaugh
1979

And a Bottle of Rum
A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
by Wayne Curtis
2006

The Aperitif Companion
A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World of Aperitifs
by Andrew Jones
1998

Big Shots
The Men Behind the Booze
by A.J. Baime
2003

Booze
The Impact of Whisky on the Prairie West
James H. Gray
1972

The Cocktail
The Influence of Spirits on the American Psyche
by Joseph Lanza

The Complete Book of Spirits
by Anthony Dias Blue
2004

The Complete Guide to Whiskey
by Jim Murray
1997

Craze
Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason
by Jessica Warner
2002

Drink
A Social History of America
by Andrew Barr
1999

Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Spirits and Beers
by Harold J. Grossman
1964

Kentucky Moonshine
by David W. Maurer
1974

Mondo Martini
Viaggio nell’unicita di uno stile
2005

Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2005
by Jim Murray
2005

The Old-Time Saloon
by George Ade
1993

Red Likker
by Irvin S. Cobb
1929

Rum
by Dave Broom
2003

Rum
The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World
by Charles A. Coulombe
2004

Schott’s Food & Drink Miscellany
by Ben Schott
2004

The Social History of Bourbon
An Unhurried Account of our Star-Spangled American Drink
by Gerald Carson
1963

Tales of the Ex-Tanks
by Clarence Louis Cullen
1900

Ten Nights in a Bar Room
by T.S. Arthur
printing date unknown; originally published 1854; copy appears to be from 1880s-1890s

Vintage Bar Ware
Identification & Value Guide
by Stephen Visakay
1997

What to Drink with What You Eat
by Andrew Dornenberg and Karen Page
2006