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Valentine’s Gift for the Cocktail Enthusiast


February 10, 2022 — Here’s a great gift suggestion for the person on your gift list that enjoys making, creating, even just drinking, cocktails.  It is “Barkeep:  The Art of Mixology, Bar & Cocktails” by Danilo Bozovic.  His first book published in 2016, “Barkeep:  The Guide to Becoming a Professional Bartender” has become a mainstay in bartending education.

Danilo Bozovic

Danilo Bozovic has been a bartender at some of the country’s most awarded bars for over two decades. His work as a beverage consultant has taken him around the world, where he developed a deep knowledge of international spirits and global trends. He is currently managing partner at the Miami outpost of Employees Only, and co-founder of Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery, a speakeasy-style haunt on South Beach that showcases tropical beverages and a 150+ bottle rum collection.

Danilo latest book welcomes the budding cocktail enthusiast to dive further into new and esoteric spirits, new craft techniques, and the philosophical and psychological aspects of bartending. The book also includes recipes for easy to make ingredients at home, tiki drinks, and classic and contemporary recipes from around the world.  Beyond being a one-stop source for history, practical service and expert techniques it also offers advice on providing exceptional hospitality, including for food, coffee, tea and even cigar service. 

“Barkeep:  The Art of Mixology, Bar & Cocktails” is 522 pages available on Amazon.  Hard cover $35.00 or soft cover $30.29.

Barkeep Book