Author Brian D. Hoefling founded the Herzog Cocktail School in 2012 to bring the fruits of the cocktail revival to a wider audience through events and classes in the Boston area. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have moved to creating online content to help people make good, socially distant cocktails at home.
In addition to providing cocktail lessons, we offer recommendations on how to stock your liquor cabinet and equip your home bar, as well as the essential cocktail books for the home mixologist.
If you're starting from scratch, we recommend these five books as starting points:
Imbibe! by David Wondrich
Meehan's Bartender's Manual, by Jim Meehan
A Proper Drink, by Robert Simonson
- One book from the "Classic Cocktail Guides" list below
- One book from the "Contemporary Cocktail Guides" list below
For more information on these books and these recommendations, visit www.herzogcocktailschool.com/cocktail-books.