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The 11 Cocktail and Spirits Books You Need to Read for Spring 2020

Mix yourself a drink and start flipping through the pages.

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For the season ahead, publishers have cast a broader net than usual. Among a handful of big bartender names (Ivy Mix, John deBary) and subject-matter experts, social media personalities and ’grammable graphics rule this spring’s cocktail book list. Colorful illustrations and photos abound, so do humor and an emphasis on accessibility and “easy” drinks. New volumes dedicated to distilleries in Canada, as well as drinking traditions in Latin America and France, are sure to please armchair travelers.