If you’ve never been to The Aviary in Chicago, you don’t know what you’re missing. The Grant Achatz cocktail joint has won more awards and developed more influential cocktails and products than we could ever hope to mention. When—neigh, if—you manage to get into The Aviary, your mind will be no less than completely blown by the cocktail selection available at the restaurant. The Aviary Cocktail Book combines everything that Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas (creators and owners of Alinea, which is essentially The Aviary’s parent restaurant), along with Allen and Sarah Hemberger (California artists that set out to create all the recipes from the original Alinea cookbook) learned throughout the years of designing, building, creating and re-creating recipes. By their powers combined they created a fantastic cocktail cookbook that highlights the creative process that goes into each of the cocktails—along with everything else from the service ware and the process behind it—that goes into each delicious beverage. Want to up your home bar cocktail game? You need a copy of this book.