"This book is better than I thought it would be! I was looking for something that wasn't just your typical cocktail recipe book, and wanted something that gave more context and history behind certain drinks and more information about the different alcohols. This book is great!! It's small in size, has a classy cover, and is packed full of information - great for anyone with a keen interest in cocktail making as a hobby and interested in learning more about it."
ssks - London, 5th January
"Nice to have a book that is not 90% pictures."
Anthony Pritchard - Frome, 15th August '13
"Full of useful info on how to stock your bar with essential equipment. Cocktail recipes are yummy. Fantastic buy and well worth the price, would recommend to anyone starting a home bar."
Wendy Smith - Scotland, 9th December '09
"Great book, I really can't regret my choice! Stories and things-to-know of every different type of alcohol, useful tips and tricks for the occasional/home barman, and of course, tons of recipes!"
Denis Rocca - Lyon, France, 17th August '09
Not so ultimate!
"Very disappointing as there are no pictures! Great to know that there are over 1,000 cocktails and to have the recipes for them but I am not likely to make them if I haven't got a picture to show me what the finished result should look like. I will be returning this item."
Lesley - Durham, 22nd April '09
Drinkstuff says: Thank you for your comments Lesley. The Ultimate Bar Book has fantastic detail displayed in a concise format and is very popular with our customers. There are line drawings of the type of glass to use with each cocktail but no actual colour images of the completed cocktails. Please see our other cocktail books
for books of this nature.
"Has all the information you need in it as well as some great cocktails. Definitely my favourite read at the moment!"
Emily Sperinck - Gloucestershire, 5th July '08
"Best bar book ever. Full of inspiration and ideal. Fantastic."
Lorraine Holmes - Leeds, 28th November '07
"The Ultimate Bar Book is a great reference book for all barman, the only problem is that the drinks are all meaured in ounces and converting the measures can mean some drinks don't taste quite right, but still a fantastic resource for behind the bar."
Charli Hatch - Oxford, 27th October '07
"Great book with amazing number of recipes, good hints and tips. Please note the measurements are in US fl oz measure not metric."
Robert Thorogood - Ipswich, 9th July '07
"This Ultimate Bar Book is a perfect choice for everyone who wants to know loads about cocktails, plus much much more...good stuff! Thanks drinkstuff.com!"
Jakub - North West London, 25th June '07
"The Bible is what my wife thought it was And it really is any Barman's Bible. It covers everything. A superb book. Amen!!!"
Glenn Roach - Romford Essex, 25th August '06
"This book is by far the best bar book that I have ever purchased it is really good for the bar I run as the plain and simple way of explaining the recipes and also the reasons why you do the a certain way has really helped the staff grasp the whole concept on cocktails not just being drinks but that they are liquid food!"
Laura - Penn, 20th August '06