If you're interested in making cocktails at home and want to gain a better understanding on how to improve your skills, and what exactly is taking place on scientific level when making cocktails, take a look at the Craft Cocktails at Home book.
It's look at a the whole spectrum of cocktail making with tips that range from the basic mixers to the chemistry and physiology of flavor.
It features 65 different cocktail recipes and contains a particular section called The Classics Hacked which focuses on classic drinks like the Martini through scientific lens. The books extensive table of contents and focus on what's actually giving drinks their flavor is a great way to analyze the art of cocktail making.
Craft Cocktails at Home costs $9.80 and is available from Amazon.com.