So, I love a good cocktail… or two and when I found these books, I just had to share and include them in our Editor’s Picks. These are the perfect must-haves as you plan all those swanky parties as a newlywed in your home 😉


You can find all of these amazing books on one of my favorite sites, Jayson Home, which is located in New York City.


Jayson Home

138 Greene St

New York, New York 10012


Sunday-Saturday 11am-7pm


Vintage Cocktails Book

Gin fizz, Gimlet, French 75, Brandy Alexander, Pisco Sour, Singapore Sling, Sidecar, Caipirinha, Vesper, Kir Royale, Sazerac… Assouline explores the lost art of mixing the perfect drink with elegance and simplicity. With just a few ingredients and the right pour, this is the first and only book every host should stock in his or her bar. The vibrant and evocative photos of each drink were taken at the renowned Carlyle Hotel.


Death & Co Book | Modern Classic Cocktails

Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, is the namesake offspring of Death & Co, the most important and influential New York City bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Death & Co offers more than a typical recipe based resource. It is also a complete cocktail education, containing information on the theory and philosophy of making drinks, a guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques. Included in this guide are great photographs and graphic illustrations. This book will be a timeless reference for anyone interested in crafting cocktails.


Opened on New Year’s Eve 2006/07 in Manhattan’s East Village, Death & Co quickly became a cocktail institution, owed greatly to its staff of incredible bartenders. In 2010, Death & Co won Best American Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited awards. Death & Co continues to receive worldwide recognition as a cocktail industry leader.


Death & Co New York

433 East 6th St

New York City, New York 10009



Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday 6pm to 2am
Friday and Saturday 6pm to 3am



Craft Cocktails Book


Michelin three-star mixologist Brian Van Flandern is world renowned for innovative cocktails using fresh and exotic ingredients. His original recipes can be found in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Amsterdam, Singapore, and dozens of other major cities all around the world. Additionally, Van Flandern has collected recipes from some of the best craft cocktail lounges in New York, including Employees Only, Clover Club, Death & Co., and PDT (Please Don’t Tell). From garnishes and glassware to temperature and balance, Van Flandern provides informative tips for consistently making beautiful and delectable cocktails at home. With easy-to-follow recipes, tricks of the trade, and gorgeous photography, this book is a must-have for every swank host and aspiring mixologist.