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Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Lose those girly cocktails and start drinking like a real man—a real old man! These Old Man Drinks are guaranteed to put hair on that scrawny baby’s bottom you call a chest. From Boilermakers and Sidecars to Rusty Nails and Satan’s Whiskers, these old-school party starters go down just as rough as they sound. No pink drinks or foo-foo umbrellas here! Just the good stuff—wh ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Quirk Books
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Jan 01, 2014 Sue rated it liked it
l have always maintained that old people drink the best cocktails and this book confirms it. lf you love bourbon, rye and gin (which l do) this book is an essential part of your collection. lt is also very, very funny and informative; the author explains the origins of many of the cocktails and nuggets of golden old man knowledge are distributed throughout. Probably the best cocktail recipe book l've read, and l have read a few. l'm not sure if that makes me a bibliophile or an alcoholic. What t ...more
May 04, 2010 Evie rated it really liked it
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A neat little recipe book with all the great classic simple no-nonsense drinks that you can easily make without having to have 50 different liqueurs lying around the house - not that that has ever really been a problem for us.
Dec 30, 2015 Jerzy rated it really liked it
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Just as the title promised. Good, (mostly) simple drinks that a grouchy old man can appreciate, along with photos and quotes from some old men.

Few of the recipes call for rare ingredients you'll never use again. You can make most of these by remixing the basic spirits with a couple of standard extras like bitters, citrus juice, and maraschino cherry or olive for garnish. Some instructions aren't fully clear (with the egg white, do you just pour it in and stir? or shake it in a cocktail shaker? o
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Mar 29, 2015 Deborah Cunefare rated it really liked it
Classic mixed drinks and the guys who drink them. Almost as good as plopping down on the next stool to swap stories.
Oct 12, 2014 Robert rated it really liked it
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Short guide to some of the dustier cocktails.
Jul 30, 2011 Marc rated it liked it
Amusing anecdotes and interesting recipes to try, though I do not have the bar materials for most of the concoctions or room for all the glasses and utensils needed. But I enjoyed learning about the classics and it would be a good gift for an old dad for father's day, especially if he likes going to bars a lot.
Jim Cristini
Nov 10, 2013 Jim Cristini rated it really liked it
Great drinks and funny comments throughout the book
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Robert Schnakenberg has been called "the Howard Zinn of nerd pop culture." He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Old Man Drinks, Christopher Walken A-to-Z, Secret Lives of Great Authors, and the New York Times bestseller The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray. His work has appeared in Penthouse.
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