The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

by: David Wondrich, Noah Rothbaum

Oxford University Press
November, 2021
Historical, Ingredients, Recipes, Tools,

An extremely important encyclopedic compendium of information on virtually everything related to cocktails and spirits.

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

Better cocktails, better bar tools, more high-quality bars, better access to spirits and ingredients, and a plethora of cocktail bitters, are just a few of the things which the modern cocktail resurgence has made possible. Another important thing to come out of this time, is “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails” by David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum. It would be difficult to conceive a book of this stature being capable of coming out even ten years ago.

This book is essentially a dense encyclopedia of knowledge dealing with all things cocktail and spirits. David Wondrich is one of the foremost historians in this area, and his expertise is evident in the depth of information that can be found in the entries. But it isn’t just his writing this volume contains, it is mostly comprised of the knowledge and details that are provided by the host of industry experts which have brought their experience to bare and supplied extremely detailed explanations on topics both common and obscure.