Cocktail Cookbook Bundle – Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win a set of the following cocktail/drink books: Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason by Julia Bainbridge, The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, with 500 Recipes by Dale Degroff, Fizz: 80 Joyful Cocktails and Mocktails for Every Occasion by Olly Smith, Drink What You Want: The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails by John deBary.

Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You’re Not Drinking for Whatever Reason: Julia Bainbridge spent a summer driving across the U.S. going to bars, restaurants, and everything in between in pursuit of the question: Can you make an outstanding nonalcoholic drink? The answer came back emphatically: “Yes.” With an extensive pantry section, tips for sourcing ingredients, and recipes curated from stellar bartenders around the country this book shows that decadent brunch cocktails, afternoon refreshers, and evening digestifs can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.

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The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, with 500 Recipes by Dale Degroff: The Craft of the Cocktail was the first real cookbook for cocktails when it first published in 2002, and it has had a remarkable influence on bartending. With this new edition, the original gets a delicious update, bringing expertise from Dale DeGroff, the father of craft cocktails, to the modern bar for a new generation of cocktail enthusiasts. The beloved histories, culture, tips, and tricks are back but all are newly revised, and DeGroff’s favorite liquor recommendations are included so you know which gin or bourbon will mix just right.

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Fizz: 80 Joyful Cocktails and Mocktails for Every Occasion by Olly Smith: Bubbles are shortcuts to joyful moments. Whether the bubbles come from champagne, cava, cider, beer, soda, or kombucha, a fizzy drink signals celebration and instantly turns any meal or get-together into a special one. Organized by occasion and purpose, the drinks in Fizz are as gorgeous as they are simple, with plenty of booze-free bubbles alongside the classics to suit all tastes. Spritzes, negronis, and sangria abound, while those looking to expand their drinks horizons will delight in choices like Spiced Rhubarb Tonic and booze-free Ginger Kombucha. There’s a breezy mocktail or a potent punch for everyone, making it easy to turn any day into a celebration.

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Drink What You Want: The Subjective Guide to Making Objectively Delicious Cocktails by John deBary is a nonjudgmental, back-to-basics approach to making custom cocktails that’s as fun as it is definitive – from a renowned New York City bartender who’s worked everywhere from PDT to Momofuku.

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Special thanks to the publishers for providing one of each of the above books in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Share with us in a comment what your favorite cocktail is?

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  • ravensfan  on  January 27, 2021


  • redcurrant  on  January 27, 2021


  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  January 27, 2021

    Non-alcoholic drinks!

  • thetinkhams  on  January 27, 2021

    Tonight is a smoked rosemary gin & tonic. It’s good, but probably favorite is a rye old-fashioned with palm syrup, and Jamaican jerk bitters and blackstrap bitters.

  • JRumi  on  January 28, 2021

    Moscow Mule

  • sarahawker  on  January 28, 2021

    For a simple at home cocktail the moscow mule, but one of my favorite restaurants serves the Unsung Hero which is amazing.

  • vickster  on  January 28, 2021

    Old-fashioned, because it can be modified in so many delicious ways

  • Megoola  on  January 28, 2021

    Lemondrop martini

  • Shelmar  on  January 28, 2021

    Old fashioned

  • inflytur  on  January 28, 2021

    Rye Manhattan

  • hbakke  on  January 28, 2021


  • Rachelkg  on  January 28, 2021

    Moscow Mule

  • Siegal  on  January 28, 2021

    I like a non overly sweet margarita

  • DarcyVaughn  on  January 29, 2021


  • kellymolly  on  January 29, 2021


  • BMeyer  on  January 30, 2021

    fizzy drinks

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  January 30, 2021

    Whiskey Ginger

  • jluvs2bake  on  January 30, 2021

    Gin and tonic, double tonic, extra lime

  • Shelley.b  on  January 30, 2021

    Champagne cocktail

  • acecil  on  January 30, 2021

    gin and tonic

  • theBlackbird  on  January 31, 2021

    St. Germain Gin & Tonic

  • JenThomas318  on  January 31, 2021


  • priyamaine  on  January 31, 2021

    Vodka Soda!

  • gilmonster  on  February 1, 2021

    I love gin and tonic variations

  • kmn4  on  February 1, 2021

    Spiced rum & Coke/guava margarita

  • riley  on  February 2, 2021

    Tropical Itch

  • fbrunetti  on  February 2, 2021


  • debbiehb  on  February 4, 2021

    gin and tonic

  • dbranigan27  on  February 4, 2021

    I like the classic pina colada.

  • Tlmouse  on  February 5, 2021

    Lemon Drop Cocktail – love these!

  • Mtetpon  on  February 5, 2021

    anything martini

  • Uiiok  on  February 5, 2021

    Drink UP!

  • dusksunset  on  February 5, 2021

    Tropical Itch

  • Dannausc  on  February 5, 2021

    I like shrubs mixed wit tonic and club soda.

  • abdcbru  on  February 5, 2021

    Pear Old Fashioned

  • gena382001  on  February 7, 2021

    Used to make whole pitchers of G & T’s for our summer Saturday afternoons.

  • RickPearson54  on  February 7, 2021

    Dry martini with lemon

  • hibeez  on  February 7, 2021

    Negroni, although anything with Suze is moving up the list.

  • MarciK  on  February 13, 2021

    Virgin Mary

  • Leonard5854  on  February 13, 2021

    Verjus spritz

  • cora429  on  February 16, 2021

    I love an old fashioned or a Manhattan

  • EmilyR  on  February 17, 2021

    moscow mule

  • NaomiH  on  February 18, 2021

    Whiskey Sour

  • ChrisQuartly  on  February 19, 2021

    A Paper Plane really hits all the notes you can ask for

  • LeMinou  on  February 19, 2021


  • moralla  on  February 19, 2021

    old fashioned

  • JenjiD  on  February 21, 2021

    The Stonewall baby

  • vhfvhf  on  February 23, 2021


  • Dhasenkampf  on  February 24, 2021

    Dirty gin martini

  • sarahteertzah  on  February 25, 2021

    Moscow mule

  • nvernon  on  March 2, 2021

    Sahara Bleeding Heart from The Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book Or, Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask by Charles Baker

  • HotGarlicCrisp  on  March 2, 2021

    Favorite cocktail… there are so many. But let me highlight just the one cocktail that changed my life; the caipirinha. A humble Brazilian drink of just three ingredients (as the base recipe) lime, sugar and Cachaca. Just like any spirit there are both good and bad levels of quality for Cachaca but unfortunately due to taxes and markups outside of Brazil retail prices end up pretty close to each other so price isn’t necessarily the only indicator of quality. So I’d recommend that you do your best to use an artisanal Cachaca that was distilled using pot stills (like scotch) rather than column stills (like vodka). For the caipirinha I prefer a silver (un-aged) Cachaca or one that is 1-2 years aged in barrels. So here’s the basic recipe: take a heavy sided rocks glass (9-10oz) and to the bottom add 1/2 a fresh green lime cut into a strips along the vertical axis. I prefer to keep them all attached by not cutting through completely. Place the half lime into the bottom the rocks glass and add 2 generous bar spoons (about 1 level tablespoon) over it. The sugar needs to be superfine white sugar, aka caster sugar which is what you would find in Brazil. Regular crystallized sugar won’t dissolve in a drink, brown sugar imparts a different flavor from the molasses and powdered sugar contains corn starch so only superfine sugar will do. Simple syrup is not going to work well either because your next step is to muddle the lime and sugar gently till you have a runny sugar and lime juice syrup. It is important that your muddler have a smooth end; a bumpy end will grind up the lime skin and make for a less than perfect cocktail. From there you just have to fill your glass to the brim with ice (cubes not shaved or crushed) and add 1.75 oz (50ml) Cachaca and stir till cold. A good caipirinha will start out a little strong but as the ice melts it becomes softer and less sweet until (if you did your job right) nothing is left but the lime and the strong desire for another. PS ALWAYS cut your limes first before you start drinking caipirinhas.

  • nyserge  on  March 2, 2021

    Añejo highball

  • nyserge  on  March 2, 2021

    Don’t touch my car keys

  • nikeheart  on  March 5, 2021

    blueberry mint shrub

  • leilx  on  March 8, 2021

    Whiskey sour

  • LEKcookbooks  on  March 28, 2021

    Honestly, I really, really love a well-made sloe gin fizz

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  • Kitsune  on  April 18, 2021

    Aperol spritz!

  • roseryan1972  on  April 24, 2021

    Blueberry mint shrub

  • kmwyman  on  April 25, 2021


  • ltsuk  on  April 28, 2021

    berries and bubbles – tea liqueur, blueberries, elderflower topped with sparkling wine

  • Kayleecookin  on  April 28, 2021

    French 75

  • Ileana  on  May 5, 2021

    I love a negroni

  • kelrific  on  May 5, 2021

    My favorite cocktail is a gin & soda.. although I’d love to mix it up w/ some of these recipes!

  • eroachTN  on  May 10, 2021

    My favorite cocktail is a Paloma!

  • kbennall  on  May 10, 2021

    I honestly can’t say I have an all time favorite cocktail, but I do have a soft spot for a Sidecar, the first drink I ever ordered in a restaurant.

  • MissKoo  on  May 14, 2021

    Whiskey smash

  • thewoobdog  on  May 17, 2021

    My favorite is probably a good gin & tonic. Or a cranberry juice & vodka. Or an old-fashioned, made simply with good bourbon, a touch of smoked maple syrup, and a dash of craft bitters. So many good cocktails!

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  • kbennall  on  June 22, 2021

    I definitely don’t have one favorite, but I’m always in the mood for Campari and soda.

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