If the amateur mixologist in your life doesn't already own a dog-eared copy of Jim Meehan's The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide From the Celebrated Speakeasy
($25), then it's sure to blow her mind. Both a compendium of classic and contemporary cocktail recipes from the storied speakeasy, as well as a look at cocktail history and a primer on tools and tips of the trade, it's a one-stop tipple fix.
The Savoy Cocktail Book
($20) by Harry Craddock
The Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master Bartender, With 500 Recipes
($35) by Dale Degroff