The ultimate guide to choosing ingredients, developing your palate, mixing drinks, and leveling up your home cocktail game—with more than 600 recipes—from the bestselling team behind Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails and James Beard Book of the Year Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE • ONE OF THE BEST COCKTAIL BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Minneapolist Star Tribune, Slate • “The mad geniuses behind Death & Co have elevated cocktail creation to punk-rock artistry. This dazzling book brings their brilliance home.”—Aisha Tyler
Imagine you’re a rookie bartender and this is your handbook. Your training begins with a boot camp of sorts, where you follow the same path a Death & Co bartender would to discover your own palate and preferences, learn how to select ingredients, understand what makes a great cocktail work, and mix drinks like an old pro. Then it’s time to invite your friends over to show off the batched and ready-to-pour mixtures you stored in the freezer so you could enjoy your guests instead of making drinks all night.
More than 600 recipes anchor the book, including classics, low-ABV and nonalcoholic cocktails, and hundreds of signature creations developed by the Death & Co teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver. With hundreds of evocative photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive, visually arresting manual is destined to break new ground in home bars across the world—and make your next get-together the invite of the year.
About the Author
Alex Day, David Kaplan, and Devon Tarby are co-owners of Gin & Luck, the hospitality company behind the world-renowned cocktail bar Death & Co (with locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver) and the global hospitality consulting and management company Proprietors LLC.
Nick Fauchald is an author, editor, and publisher. He is the co-author, with Alex Day and David Kaplan, of Death & Co and Cocktail Codex.
Tyson Buhler is an award-winning bartender and the beverage director of Gin & Luck.
“The mad geniuses behind Death & Co have elevated cocktail creation to punk-rock artistry. This dazzling book brings their brilliance home with easy-to-follow recipes you can execute yourself. And if you’re too pooped to get out the shaker, the gorgeous photography will prime you for your next visit to one of their jewel box watering holes. Salut!”—Aisha Tyler, actor, director, spirits enthusiast