Whether you want to learn to mix drinks properly yourself or just need a cool gift for a budding home bartender, look no further than the most authoritative cocktail book ever published - American Bar By Charles Schumann. Charles Schumann is a world-renowned bartender and operator of one of the most famous bars in Germany, Schumann's American Bar in Munich. This book, some say bible, alphabetically lists recipes for more than 500 drinks using an easy-to-use index arranged by drink categories and offers insights, history, a handy guide to necessary equipment, a glossary of bar terms and measurements. If there's at least one comprehensive reference book in your home or pub, it should be this one.
American Bar By Charles Schumann