Good for you!
But be aware that there is already a massive, ever-growing zombie horde of cocktail guides out there, so you’ll need a fresh approach to stand out. You can either narrow your focus in hopes of nosing your way into a established niche, hot trend or ignored demographic, or you can go big, Big, BIG!*
To give you an idea of the market, below are the titles of 20 cocktails guides. Try to guess which ones are real and which are totally made up. Check the box at the bottom to see how you did.
Organic, Shaken and Stirred: Hip Highballs, Modern Martinis, and Other Totally Green Cocktails
The Sexy Vegan’s Happy Hour at Home
The Everything Bartender’s Book
Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails: 1,500 Recipes to Mix It Up!
Semenology—The Semen Bartender’s Handbook
Jam Down Mixology
Kahuna Kevin’s Why Is The Rum Gone? Tiki Cocktail Bar Guide: Vol 2
Boozy Brunch: The Quintessential Guide to Daytime Drinking
Roy’s Gay Gourmet Simply Fabulous Cocktails and Bar Drinks
Drink Like the Dickens!: Discovering the Works of Charles Dickens by Recreating Drinks That Appear in Them
21 Drinks That Will Knock Her Dress OFF
SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks
The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Martinis
Cocktails and Shooters with Dirty Names
The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide
Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be
Mommy Mixology: A Cocktail for Every Calamity
Dad-tinis: Cocktails Made From Whiskey, a Water Glass and Please Just Five Goddamn Minutes of Quiet
The Completely Ultimate Big Bible of Classically Hot New Cocktails
*The Big Bigger BIGGEST Cocktail Bible already exists, so don’t get any ideas.
[su_spoiler title=”So how many of those book titles are real? Click to find out!” style=”fancy” icon=”chevron-circle”]All but the last two are real. Even the one about making drinks with your penis. And yes, Preggatinis is trademarked.[/su_spoiler]