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  12/11/2018 at 5:38 PM


  • Nhcookingdiva  on  12/11/2018 at 7:22 PM

    The Frank Sullivan cocktail sounds great!

  • sarahawker  on  12/11/2018 at 7:28 PM

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

  • riley  on  12/11/2018 at 8:00 PM

    I would like to try real Eggnog with alcohol.

  • thecharlah  on  12/11/2018 at 8:29 PM

    gin and tonic

  • JRumi  on  12/12/2018 at 6:18 AM

    Moscow Mule

  • kmn4  on  12/12/2018 at 9:18 AM

    Blanche cocktail

  • merkusje  on  12/12/2018 at 12:14 PM

    Bloody Mary

  • demomcook  on  12/12/2018 at 2:17 PM


  • kbennall  on  12/12/2018 at 5:29 PM

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

  • debbiehb  on  12/13/2018 at 12:22 PM

    Bloody Mary

  • GregH  on  12/13/2018 at 5:44 PM

    Whiskey Sour

  • Steben  on  12/15/2018 at 12:27 PM

    Muscow mule

  • MiMi60  on  12/15/2018 at 1:53 PM

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

  • RSW  on  12/17/2018 at 6:13 AM


  • eatysmith  on  12/18/2018 at 6:40 AM

    Lime rickey!

  • jezpurr  on  12/21/2018 at 12:44 AM

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

  • gottabekd  on  12/21/2018 at 9:31 PM

    Dirty Martini

  • BMeyer  on  12/22/2018 at 9:41 AM

    egg nog

  • elsid22  on  12/22/2018 at 11:12 AM

    lime rickey

  • ltsuk  on  12/22/2018 at 11:02 PM

    milk punch

  • biro  on  12/24/2018 at 9:27 AM

    Any Cocktail without citrus

  • kitchenclimbers  on  12/26/2018 at 11:20 AM

    whiskey sour

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  12/29/2018 at 6:27 AM

    simply like Southern Comfort and Coke

  • dtremit  on  12/29/2018 at 9:34 AM

    If I had to choose one, probably a Manhattan.

  • ghill  on  1/1/2019 at 11:43 AM

    My mine a Caesar, please.

  • Karen.2018  on  1/1/2019 at 2:11 PM

    Lately I've been on a Moscow Mule kick!

  • Shelley.b  on  1/1/2019 at 5:34 PM


  • Lisasa  on  1/1/2019 at 5:50 PM

    Sidecar or old fashion

  • banba1  on  1/1/2019 at 7:33 PM

    manhattan or old fashioned

  • iza27  on  1/2/2019 at 12:40 AM

    bloody mary

  • popoff  on  1/2/2019 at 4:21 PM

    Anything with Tequila!

  • annieski  on  1/3/2019 at 6:18 AM

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

  • tomarto  on  1/5/2019 at 12:37 PM

    caprioska or moscow mule are favourites!

  • ChefPauli  on  1/5/2019 at 5:23 PM


  • Livia  on  1/6/2019 at 1:40 PM

    Anything with gin will do !

  • vinochic  on  1/8/2019 at 4:46 PM


  • asherares  on  1/8/2019 at 4:55 PM

    I love Cold Russian night cocktail.

  • Nancith  on  1/8/2019 at 8:15 PM

    Dark & Stormy is one of my faves.

  • jd5761  on  1/9/2019 at 4:22 PM

    bloody mary for me

  • Kblg  on  1/11/2019 at 9:50 PM

    Kir royale

  • fbrunetti  on  1/12/2019 at 11:20 AM


  • edyenicole  on  1/17/2019 at 11:39 AM

    I prefer mocktails!

  • Cookingfun  on  1/21/2019 at 3:07 PM

    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  1/27/2019 at 11:56 PM

    My own version of a Sea Breeze.

  • EmilyR  on  1/28/2019 at 12:03 AM

    Moscow Mule

  • htomren  on  2/2/2019 at 5:52 PM

    Classic martini

  • DarcyVaughn  on  2/2/2019 at 6:00 PM


  • rashaye  on  2/2/2019 at 6:12 PM

    Whiskey Sour

  • iceturtle  on  2/2/2019 at 6:20 PM

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

  • Sfgordon  on  2/2/2019 at 6:22 PM

    Love a daiquiri!

  • Dendav  on  2/2/2019 at 6:35 PM

    Snowball with brandy

  • Roosta  on  2/2/2019 at 6:48 PM


  • Kim_Stone  on  2/2/2019 at 6:57 PM

    Vieux Carre - complex and enchanting.

  • JP  on  2/2/2019 at 8:53 PM

    Gin and tonic

  • HelenAus  on  2/3/2019 at 1:29 AM

    My favourite is a Singapore sling

  • jennifersbrown  on  2/3/2019 at 6:49 AM


  • trudys_person  on  2/3/2019 at 11:27 PM

    I like Campari & soda ...

  • trudys_person  on  2/5/2019 at 10:05 PM

    Pistachio Bark Brownies!

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