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Whether you’re an aspiring home bartender who wants to know how to make a dark and stormy that will blow minds away, or a barhopping cocktail lover ready to learn about why great cocktails taste, er, great, here are 10 cocktail books that will help up your game, deepen your knowledge, and definitely make you very, very thirsty. (You’ll want to pair these books with the 10 items every expert home bartender should own.) Our list of cocktail books starts with a little cocktail history, then moves on to bar techniques and inspiration, and finally to a few technique-driven books at the end for consumers who want to step closer to the bartender pro zone. And if paper-and-binding is a bit too old-school for you, check out our guide to the best cocktail apps around. Cheers!
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