Note, it is very hard to figure out how to classify each book. Many are reproductions that have been made because of the current cocktail revival. I do not have many original copies. Unless marked, the book is in some form a reproduction of a rare, out-of-print book. To me at least, the most important part of any cocktail guide is the date of the cocktail, so that is what I have tried to decipher. For some, it is hard to discover what exactly was added when a new edition was produced. I have tried to handle this detail as delicately as possible, but an exact study in beyond me.
Originals, Reprints and Facsimile Reproductions

1862     Jerry Thomas, The Bartender's Guide , or the Bon-Vivant's Companion

1884     O.H. Byron, The Modern Bartender's Guide

1887     Jerry Thomas, The Bar-Tender's Guide, or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks

1891     William (Cocktail) Boothby, American Bar-Tender

1891     William Schmidt (The Only William), The Flowing Bowl: What and When to Drink

1895     George Kappeler, Modern American Drinks

1895     C.F. Lawlor, The Mixicologist

1898     Edward Spencer, The Flowing Bowl

1900     Harry Johnson, Bartender's Manual

1904     Thomas Stuart, Stuart's Fancy Drinks and How to Mix Them

1908     Willian (Cocktail) Boothby, The World's Drinks and How to Mix Them

1914     Jacques Straub, Drinks

1916     Hugo R. Ennslin, Recipes for Mixed Drinks

1917     Tom Bullock, The Ideal Bartender

1922     Robert Vermiere, Cocktails: How to Mix Them

1927     Harry MacElhone, Barflies and Cocktails

1930     "Jimmy" (late of Ciro's), Cocktails (reprint edition)

1934     "Cocktail Bill" Boothby, World Drinks and How to Mix Them

1935     A.S. Crockett, The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book

1937     Stanley Clisby Arthur, Famous New Orleans Drinks & How to Mix Them

1937     W.J. Tarling, Cafe Royal Cocktail Book

1941     Crosby Gaige, Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion*

1946     Lucius Beebe, The Stork Club Bar Book

1948     Patrick Gavin Duffy, Official Mixer's Manual (reprint edition)*

1948     Trader Vic, The Bartender's Guide (Garden City reprint edition)*

1949     Esquire's Handbook for Hosts*

1951     Charles H. Baker, Jr., The South American Gentleman's Companion, 2 vols.*

1951     Ted Saucier, Bottom's Up

1977     Stan Jones, Complete Bar Guide*

1983     Heather Kibbey & Cheryl Long, How to Make a World of Liqueurs*

Updated Versions (most changes are to front matter)

1992     Charles H. Baker, Jr., Jigger, Beaker & Glass: Drinking Around the World (original published 1939 as the Gentleman's Companion)

1999     Harry Craddock, Savoy Cocktail Book (original published 1930, introduction and new cocktail recipes added 1999)

2008     David Embury, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (originally published 1948, subsequent edititions: 1952, 1953, 1958)

2010     Harry MacElhone, Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails (originally published 1919, updated material added 1986, 1996, 2010 )


1997     Georgeanne Brennan, Aperitif: Stylish Drinks & Recipes for the Cocktail Hour

1997     Salvatore Calabrese, Classic Cocktails

1997     Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan, New Classic Cocktails

1998     Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown, Champagne Cocktails

2001     William Grimes, Straight Up or on the Rocks: The Story of the American Cocktail

2002     Dale DeGroff, The Craft of the Cocktail

2003     Gary Regan, The Joy of Mixology

2004     Nick Mautone, Raising the Bar: Better Drinks Better Entertaining

2005     David Wondrich, Killer Cocktails: An Intoxicating Guide to Sophisticated Drinking

2006     Jeffrey Hollinger & Rob Schwartz, The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the Classics

2007     Jeff Berry, Sippin' Safari

2007     Wayne Curtis, And a Bottle of Rum (revised paperback edition)

2007     Simon Difford, Diffordsguide: Cocktails #7

2007     David Wondrich, Imbibe!

2008     Bridget Albert, Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season

2008     Scott Beattie, Artisanal Cocktails

2008     Dale DeGroff, The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Making Perfect Drinks

2008     Robert Hess, The Essential Bartender's Guide: How to Create Truly Great Cocktails

2008     LUPEC Boston, Little Black Book of Cocktails

2008     A.J. Rathburn, Luscious Liqueurs

2009     Ted Haigh, Vintage Cocktails and Forgotten Cocktails (revised and expanded edition)

2009     Yuri Kato, Japanese Cocktails

2009     Eben Klemm, The Cocktail Primer:All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Drink

2009     Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown, Spirituous Journey: A History of Drink, vol. 1

2009     Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown, Spirituous Journey: A History of Drink, vol. 2

2009     Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan, The Book of Bourbon (reprint edition)

2010     Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails

2010     Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, Beachbum Berry Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks

2010     Food & Wine, Cocktails 2010

2010     Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric, Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined

2010     Ted Munat, Left Coast Libations

2010     Jason Wilson, Boozehound

2010     David Wondrich, Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl

2011     Jim Meehan, The PDT Cocktail Book

2011     Brad Thomas Parsons, Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All

1 comment:

  1. Man, you've really got all these books, haven't you? Gosh!

    Actually I have been interested in cocktails too. There aren't mixing and drinking without reading and thinking 8)