The Savoy Cocktail Book

The Savoy Cocktail Book: The Classic Bar Manual by Harry Craddock delivers everything you need to know about choosing and mixing drinks in this rare and highly collectible volume. Written by a legendary mixologist, it’s the ultimate bartender’s book, bursting with 750 recipes. Consisting mostly of cocktails, it comprises nonalcoholic drinks as well as sours, toddies, flips, egg nogs, slings, fizzes, coolers, rickeys, juleps, punches, and a myriad of other delectable refreshments. Extensive coverage of wines introduces the products of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne, as well as Rhine wines, port, and sherry.


This special edition reprinted by Dover Publications is illustrated with unique color images from the original 1930 publication with dozens of period drawings that imbue the book with a lively Jazz Age spirit. A splendid gift for bartenders and housewarming parties, it’s also a fine and comprehensive addition to home bars and libraries. The 1985 edition is indexed (as well as follow up editions) and we are in the process of updating this index for our members. 

The Savoy Cocktail Book is the perfect hostess gift this holiday season – by itself or coupled with a bottle of spirits. Please remember to enter our Dover Publications promotion for How to Bake and Anolon springform pans

Thanks to our friends at Dover Books we are pleased to share a worldwide giveaway for The Savoy Cocktail Book below. If you are planning holiday shopping for book lovers or yourself, Dover is offering our members 25% off of their cookbook collection using this link and the code: WRBY. 


The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

What is your cocktail of choice?

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  • Kristjudy  on  December 11, 2018


  • Nhcookingdiva  on  December 11, 2018

    The Frank Sullivan cocktail sounds great!

  • sarahawker  on  December 11, 2018

    An Aviation is what I love, but I very often mix myself a Jack and Ginger or Moscow Mule for ease.

  • riley  on  December 11, 2018

    I would like to try real Eggnog with alcohol.

  • thecharlah  on  December 11, 2018

    gin and tonic

  • JRumi  on  December 12, 2018

    Moscow Mule

  • kmn4  on  December 12, 2018

    Blanche cocktail

  • merkusje  on  December 12, 2018

    Bloody Mary

  • demomcook  on  December 12, 2018


  • kbennall  on  December 12, 2018

    Can't say I have one – it changes all the time and I like to try all sorts of new things.

  • debbiehb  on  December 13, 2018

    Bloody Mary

  • GregH  on  December 13, 2018

    Whiskey Sour

  • Steben  on  December 15, 2018

    Muscow mule

  • MiMi60  on  December 15, 2018

    OH I am a sot.. just hand it to me and I will drink it…

  • RSW  on  December 17, 2018


  • eatysmith  on  December 18, 2018

    Lime rickey!

  • jezpurr  on  December 21, 2018

    I have lots of different fave drinks, incredible hulk, pina colada, long island, mai tai, and more!!!^_^

  • gottabekd  on  December 21, 2018

    Dirty Martini

  • BMeyer  on  December 22, 2018

    egg nog

  • elsid22  on  December 22, 2018

    lime rickey

  • ltsuk  on  December 22, 2018

    milk punch

  • biro  on  December 24, 2018

    Any Cocktail without citrus

  • kitchenclimbers  on  December 26, 2018

    whiskey sour

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  December 29, 2018

    simply like Southern Comfort and Coke

  • dtremit  on  December 29, 2018

    If I had to choose one, probably a Manhattan.

  • ghill  on  January 1, 2019

    My mine a Caesar, please.

  • Karen.2018  on  January 1, 2019

    Lately I've been on a Moscow Mule kick!

  • Shelley.b  on  January 1, 2019


  • Lisasa  on  January 1, 2019

    Sidecar or old fashion

  • banba1  on  January 1, 2019

    manhattan or old fashioned

  • iza27  on  January 2, 2019

    bloody mary

  • popoff  on  January 2, 2019

    Anything with Tequila!

  • annieski  on  January 3, 2019

    Depends on the time of day the book arrives! Bloody Mary or Dirty Martini

  • tomarto  on  January 5, 2019

    caprioska or moscow mule are favourites!

  • ChefPauli  on  January 5, 2019


  • Livia  on  January 6, 2019

    Anything with gin will do !

  • vinochic  on  January 8, 2019


  • asherares  on  January 8, 2019

    I love Cold Russian night cocktail.

  • Nancith  on  January 8, 2019

    Dark & Stormy is one of my faves.

  • jd5761  on  January 9, 2019

    bloody mary for me

  • Kblg  on  January 11, 2019

    Kir royale

  • fbrunetti  on  January 12, 2019


  • edyenicole  on  January 17, 2019

    I prefer mocktails!

  • Cookingfun  on  January 21, 2019

    My choice depends on the day, the weather, the mood, so many things. A Ward 8 is one I always come back to.

  • rontho3  on  January 27, 2019

    My own version of a Sea Breeze.

  • EmilyR  on  January 28, 2019

    Moscow Mule

  • htomren  on  February 2, 2019

    Classic martini

  • DarcyVaughn  on  February 2, 2019


  • rashaye  on  February 2, 2019

    Whiskey Sour

  • iceturtle  on  February 2, 2019

    Margarita! Any kind, but I love using our NZ feijoa's for a twist on the classic.

  • Sfgordon  on  February 2, 2019

    Love a daiquiri!

  • Dendav  on  February 2, 2019

    Snowball with brandy

  • Roosta  on  February 2, 2019


  • Kim_Stone  on  February 2, 2019

    Vieux Carre – complex and enchanting.

  • JP  on  February 2, 2019

    Gin and tonic

  • HelenAus  on  February 3, 2019

    My favourite is a Singapore sling

  • jennifersbrown  on  February 3, 2019


  • trudys_person  on  February 3, 2019

    I like Campari & soda …

  • trudys_person  on  February 5, 2019

    Pistachio Bark Brownies!

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