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The 5 Best Cocktail Books You Must Have in 2021

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Home bartending is now made easy with these must-have cocktail recipe books of 2021!

So you’ve ticked off the 10 essentials you need for your home bar. Now what? Well, if you love to get creative at home with cocktails, then we’ve got the ultimate assortment of recipe books to add to your collection.

From mixing to shaking, literary twists and around the world trips, perfect your bartending skills in 2021 with our list of the five best cocktail books you must have at home!

Better yet, Booktopia is currently offering Hunter and Bligh readers free shipping on any featured books. Offer applies at checkout.

<strong>Fever-Tree Easy Mixing</strong>
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Fever-Tree Easy Mixing

If you love to top your drink up with tonic, Fever-Tree, the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers, has unveiled the newest drop to their collection: Easy Mixing. Over 224 pages, Fever-Tree will include more than 150 quick and delicious mixed drinks and cocktails. Following on from their bestselling Art of Mixing book, Fever-Tree Easy Mixing is being released just in time for Australia’s upcoming summer season. A must-have for those who like to get creative at home, Easy Mixing includes a selection of spritzes, mules and mojitos – all using simple ingredients most households would already have.

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<strong>Spirited</strong> by Adrienne Stillman
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Spirited by Adrienne Stillman

Looking for a must-have cocktail book to add to your collection? If 610 cocktail recipes from six continents, 60 countries and spanning from the past 500 years, doesn’t get your heart racing, we don’t know what will. Fifteen years ago, author and cocktail enthusiast Adrienne Stillman began her journey creating Spirited: Cocktails From Around The World. Transmitting her bubbling passion and knowledge into a bible-like cocktail recipe book, Spirited is sure to take your breath away. Featuring recipes from some of the world’s best bars, this comprehensive concoction was expertly designed with easy-to-follow cocktail recipes.

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<strong>Tequila Mockingbird</strong> by Tim Federle
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Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle

You may of heard of Gone With The Gin and Hickory Daiquiri Dock, but Tim Federle’s Tequila Mockingbird is a must-have for any home bartending collection. Described as the ‘best cocktails with a literary twist’, Tequila Mockingbird brings cocktail lovers 65 recipes where the lovers of wit, classic novels and, of course, tequila can recreate. Each recipe is partnered with an illustrated version of the concoction that will hopefully bring the drawing to real life – with a little shaking, mixing and taste testing. Expect cocktails such as Infinite Zest and Brave New Swirled.

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<strong>Around the World in 80 Cocktails</strong> by Chad Parkhill
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Around the World in 80 Cocktails by Chad Parkhill

You’ve heard of around the world trips and there’s even some passionate travellers that have accomplished it in 80 days. But what about tippled delights instead of flights? Exchanging the window seat for creative concoctions, Around The World In 80 Cocktails takes readers on a trip to remember. Celebrating the history of the cocktail, Parkhill’s recipe book includes 80 different iconic drinks and how it has changed from its birth to present day. Accompanied by vintage-style illustrations and an easy-to-follow guide, here you’ll learn about the classic gin and tonic, the Venetian Spritz and, of course, the French Kir.

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<strong>The Cocktail Garden</strong> by Ed Loveday
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The Cocktail Garden by Ed Loveday

If each sip of a cocktail brings you an explosion of flavours like a fragrant and blossoming flower garden, Ed Loveday’s The Cocktail Garden will be your newfound favourite treasure. Over 170 pages, cocktail lovers will find recipes that focus purely on the flavour and produce it encapsulates. A seasonal guide, Loveday created The Cocktail Garden to ensure that easy-to-find ingredients can be used to create a concoction worth trying. Apart from the charming recipes, each page is fluttered with charismatic illustrations by Adriana Picker. From wine spritzers to champagne cocktails, nightcaps and party punches, The Cocktail Garden will have exactly what you are looking for.

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Do you love to try new and exciting cocktail recipes? Head to our Drink Recipes to discover the newest tipple to try! If you love to read, then get ready to turn those pages with the 10 Best Australian Books to add to your 2021 reading list.

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