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Vintage Cocktails

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"Miss Morris, I'm perfectly capable of fixing my own breakfast. As a matter of fact, I had a peanut butter sandwich and two whisky sours." —Tom Ewell as Richard Sherman in THE SEVEN-YEAR ITCH


In this delightful volume, a comprehensive roster of sublime drinks evokes a time when the drinking of cocktails was de rigueur-and more was definitely merrier. Colorfully written and

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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Smithmark Publishers (first published January 1st 1999)
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Melody
This was fun- a terribly opinionated book generally is! Lots of interesting facts about prohibition plus gorgeous old graphics plus snarky comments in the recipes. F'rinstance, regarding something called a Pegu Club cocktail:

"One of the chief, if unsung, achievements of the British colonial era was putting good gin into the hands of people who knew how to use it."

Lots of fun.
Devowasright
a nice basic starter for traditional and original (ie non-bastardized) cocktail recipes. gets 5 stars for the glorious illustrations and reproductions of vintage liquor advertisements.
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