Must-read spirits and cocktail books for summer 2021

9th July, 2021 by Kate Malczewski

Hard seltzer cocktails, Scotch whisky distilleries, the history of amaro: this summer’s book launches have it all. Here, we explore the best releases of the season.

Our list features books on hard seltzer, Scotch whisky, amaro and more

The world is slowly and surely reopening, but there’s still plenty of time to curl up with a good book – and there’s something for every booze enthusiast among this summer’s launches.

For admirers of Japanese bartending, there’s a tome that chronicles the creation of Katana Kitten in New York City, complete with cocktail recipes. Meanwhile, whisky enthusiasts will appreciate Scotch icon Jim McEwan’s new autobiography detailing his time at the Bruichladdich distillery.

Is hard seltzer more your speed? You’re in luck – we’ve also uncovered a guide that’s packed with cocktail recipes using White Claw, Truly and more.

Click through for our pick of some of the most exciting books on spirits and cocktails to hit shelves this summer.

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