ginger simple syrup, rhubarb syrup and homemade grenadine, as well as cocktail recipes and bartending tips from noted bartenders. While I appreciate the convenience of looking up recipes on the Internet, having a book with a consistent style and point of view is important to me. Recipes for the same cocktail can vary wildly and making a choice is often a gamble; with Mr. Boston, I always trust the results will be tasty.
• Find it: Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide, $9.66 on AmazonDo you have a cocktail book you turn to for recipes? Related: Get Ready: 5 Fall Beer and Cocktail Books (Image: Anjali Prasertong)