Libation literature pretties up with coffee table cocktail books

Libation literature pretties up with coffee table cocktail books

It should come as a surprise to no one that the last few years have borne witness to the glory days of the modern cocktail. A less publicized, but equally valid, trend is that those same years have also seen the rise of the cocktail book as art form.

Indeed, it seems as though nary a month goes by without the announcement of some new cocktail book, whether omnibus volume or specialized guide. Some are practical pocketbooks grouping eight to ten concise, almost terse recipes per page,

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