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The Ideal Bartender

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A complete reproduction of the Vintage Cocktail Book "The Ideal Bartender" originally published in 1917. Tom Bullock became to be a well-recognized bartender of the time at St. Louis Country Club, where he served for government officials and other elite members. G.H. Walker, grandfather of George W. Bush was one of the big fans of Bullock's cocktails and wrote the indroduc ...more
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Published (first published September 17th 2004)
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Rachel C.
Public domain. Cocktail recipes published in 1917. Some points of interest:

- The writer was an African-American bartender in St. Louis, at the country club.
- It leads off with a number of absinthe cocktails (which should have been banned by 1917).
- There are quite a number of cocktails that contain eggs. Eggnog is pretty much the only common one left.
- Recipes call for bar sugar (which we now call superfine) and loaf sugar (which we don't make anymore). Contemporary cocktails mostly use sugar al
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Kdaca
A recipe book worth reading based on historical value alone. If you get the $0.99 reprint via Kindle, you also might want to download the free edition published by Amazon Digital Services in May 2012 so you can read it easier and make the recipes as intended.
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