Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Book Sixteenth Edition
Our chunky, 2.2kg heavyweight, 2 inches thick, hardback cocktail book has 3,000 recipes (with ingredients in both ml and ounces) all accompanied by a colour photograph and many with extensive info behind their history.
New recipes to 16th edition: 300
Recipes updated since 15th edition: 300
Cover price: £32.95 but we sell for £28 plus postage, which starts at just £4.97 in the UK. Sadly, overseas shipping is considerably more expensive but costs the same no matter how many copies or if you add one or more of our Easy Jiggers to your order.
We self-publish this English edition
I (Simon Difford) make the cocktails and write the book.
Dan, our long-standing photographer and designer creates the recognisably Difford's Guide look and feel with a pic alongside each cocktail. Paloma, my partner and our boss, makes it happen and checks our work.
By us & only from us
Thanks to Covid we took the decision to only sell directly from this page ourselves rather than via book retailers so every sale helps fund this website.
Packed & dispatched by us
We hand-package and label every book ourselves and dispatch directly from our little office in picturesque East Sussex.
UK & International shipping
Our shop is set up to receive orders from and deliver books to UK, USA, Canada and EU countries. If you're in another country so see a message saying "we don't ship to your region" please email us at email@example.com so we can help.
We are keen to avoid the use of single-use plastics but equally want to ensure our books arrive in perfect condition, clean and dry, encased in their own protective atmosphere. Hence, our printers shrink-wrap every book. Please dispose of this plastic wrapper responsibly and be reassured that our purpose-made plain brown boxes with protective ends are made from recycled material and are recyclable.