Listen, I’m not a bartender. I work at a magazine. I spend a lot of time talking to people and researching stuff and studying up, but I’m not behind a bar every night mixing drinks.
Andrew Bohrer (Mistralkitchen) is a bartender, and a good one at that.
He also keeps a blog. (Can I say that? “Keeps” a blog? It sounds vaguely British. Is making up phrases that sounds vaguely British as pretentious as affectedly employing British expressions as if they were my own? Not sure. ) Anyway on this blog, Bohrer has provided some very expert, thoughtful advice on which bartending books to buy.
Read that here.