The New Craft of the Cocktail

The New Craft of the Cocktail

The renowned cocktail bible, fully revised and updated by the legendary bartender who set off the cocktail craze—featuring over 100 brand-new recipes, all-new photography, and an up-to-date history of the cocktail.

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.

With his groundbreaking work at the Rainbow Room in the 1980s, Dale DeGroff reinvented the bartending profession, setting off a cocktail revival that continues to flourish to this day. Winner of two James Beard Awards, recipient of Wine Enthusiast’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and author of The Craft of the Cocktail and The Essential Cocktail, DeGroff is also a partner in the award-winning Beverage Alcohol Resource and the founding president of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. He lives with his wife, artist Jill DeGroff, on Long Island, New York.