The PDT Cocktail Book, Jim Meehan, Chris Gall
This book is gorgeous. But it’s not a case of style over substance. There’s a lot of great information here, from setting up a bar, to techniques and an incredible spirits primer. And oh yeah, the recipes. Unlike the complicated science projects found in many cocktail primers, most of these drinks are approachable and accessible to the novice bartender (like me). Shameless admission: I have both the book and the ebook so The PDT Cocktail Book is always at my fingertips.