Don’t forget: the book mentioned below is available at 20% off for tablehopper readers for two weeks following this mention at Green Apple Books—simply use the code “tablehopper” at checkout (either at the store or online) for your discount (if ordering online, just write “tablehopper” in the order comment field—when they process the order, you’ll get your discount).
Ready to take your home cocktail bar to the next level? Check out Left Coast Libations by Ted Munat, Michael Lazar, and Jenn Farrington (photographer). This book of recipes—chock full of lovely photos—features recipes from bartenders up and down the West Coast, with many of them manning the stick at local establishments like The Alembic, Range, Bourbon & Branch, and Nopa. There is a short profile of each of them, along with a bit of their personal philosophy, followed by a recipe or two. But this is not Mr. Boston. You’re going to have to hunt down ingredients like Falernum, Aperol, and Cynar, along with specialized bitters and garnishes. Or you could just read the book, get in a cab, and go order one directly from one of our local mixmasters.