the canon cocktail book: recipes from the award-winning bar

Home to the Western Hemisphere's largest spirit collection, Seattle bar Canon: Whiskey and Bitters Emporium has achieved unprecedented, worldwide acclaim. Named Best Bar in America by Esquire, Canon received Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards for World's Best Drinks Selection (2013) and World's Best Spirits Selection (2015), and Drinks International included it on their prestigious World's 50 Best Bars list.

In his debut, legendary bartender and Canon founder Jamie Boudreau offers 100 cocktail recipes ranging from riffs on the classics, like the Cobbler’s Dream and Corpse Reviver, to their lineup of original house drinks, such as the Truffled Old Fashioned and the Banksy Sour. In addition to tips, recipes, and formulas for top-notch cocktails, syrups, and infusions, Boudreau breaks down the fundamentals and challenges of opening and running a bar—from business plans to menu creation. The Canon Cocktail Book is poised to be an essential drinks manual for both the at-home cocktail enthusiast and bar industry professional.

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  • "If you're lucky enough to have a drink at canon, the bar, you'll find reading canon, the cocktail book remarkably similar: rich in detail, surprising, sometimes challenging, and always delightful. If you haven't been to canon, at least read the book. A few pages in and you'll be on your phone, booking a flight to Seattle."

    -David Wondrich, author of Imbibe!and Punch

  • "The Canon Cocktail Book memorializes the ceaseless curiosity and tenacious efforts of its bitters-loving, pyromaniac author Jamie Boudreau, whose recipe catalog deftly integrates modern cooking technique with innovative classical cocktail preparation. Much more than a drink primer, Boudreau's book is the first bar owner's manual of the century, written by one of the world's most celebrated publicans, whose open, honest, hard-earned wisdom is invaluable for aspiring mixologists looking to go pro."

    -Jim Meehan, author of The PDT Cocktail Book

  • "Ever since Jamie Boudreau first opened the doors to canon, the bar has been the brightest start in Seattle's cocktail constellation. Now, The Canon Cocktail Bookpromises to blast you into this whiskey-laced firmament, offering everything from insights into the bar's day-to-day to the intricacies of preparing canon's best drinks. Grab a shaker, and buckle up -- it's gonna be a boozy ride."

    -Paul Clarke, executive editor of Imbibe Magazineand author of The Cocktail Chronicles