Whether you’re looking to expand your own cocktail repertoire during the holidays, or still shopping for last-minute gifts, Left Coast Libations is a cocktail enthusiast’s best friend with 100 recipes from some of the most skilled bartenders on the West Coast. Authors Ted Munat and Michael Lazar provide entertaining bios for each bartender, from Eric Alperin to Zane Harris, and they thoroughly tested each recipe—no matter how many obscure, housemade ingredients it called for—resulting in a book that’s as entertaining as it is reliable. $25, amazon.com
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