The American Bar: The Artistry of Mixing Drinks


The classic bar guide that launched a generation of cocktail lovers is back—completely updated.

With its cloth binding evoking a Jazz Age guide to speakeasies and its charming illustrations that could have come from a period magazine, this most influential cocktail book is reissued in a newly updated edition. Spanning the cocktail spectrum from classic to contemporary, it includes all the information the cocktail lover or mixologist needs to create the perfect drink in a stylishly retro package, making it an elegant, sophisticated gift as well as an indispensable companion for home or professional entertaining.

With 500 recipes and an easy-to-use index arranged by drink categories, this bar book is replete with fascinating stories behind the genesis of each cocktail, its creators, and component liquors—as well as a guide to bartending equipment and a glossary of bar terms and measurements.




Indulge your senses in the exquisite world of mixology with “The American Bar: The Artistry of Mixing Drinks.” Uncover the secrets of expertly crafted cocktails as this timeless guide takes you on a journey through the history and art of mixing drinks. Immerse yourself in the legacy of iconic American bars, discovering the techniques and stories behind each libation.

From classic concoctions to innovative blends, this comprehensive guide navigates the intricate dance of flavors and spirits. Elevate your home bartending skills and impress your guests with the perfect pour. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a novice enthusiast, “The American Bar” is your passport to mastering the alchemy of cocktails.