With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.

Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold

More thorough than any cookbook I have ever encountered, Liquid Intelligence provides answers for all of the hows and whys of creating a perfect cocktail. Filled to the brim with advice, recipes, and practical tips, this book assists with upping your adult beverage game. It also bolsters your knowledge of the chemistry behind delicious concoctions. The appealing descriptions and photographs make this a great book to inspire themed party drinks.

It has ample information for the seasoned barkeep and the novice. I recommend this book for checkout before your next big soiree. Just be certain to leave ample time for test runs.

If Liquid Intelligence interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.