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Around the World with Jigger, Beaker, and Flask: An Exotic Drinking Book (The Gentleman's Companion, Vol 2)

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Leather Bound, 217 pages
Published 1946 by Crown Publishers
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Christopher Zulueta
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Charles H Baker was the Indiana Jones of the 1920's. An essential cocktail book for the cocktail enthusiast or barman. From classics such as Remember the Maine, Jimmie Roosevelt, Pendennis Club Special, and Between the Sheets, to name a few, one can surmise that this book should be number two on an arranged list for the imbibing connoisseur (with David Embury's "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" taking the reins). A good companion also to DIY bitters, syrups, shrubs, liqueurs, cider, and fruit wine ...more
Jennell McHugh
Dec 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Gentleman's Companion, Vol. II is a masterpiece tribute to travel and American obsession and influence in the cocktail culture that is finally making a sophisticated and saucy comeback.

I suggest everyone who enjoys a stiff drink and/or fantasizes about a far off place own this book. It is not necessary to read in one sitting and is in fact more enjoyable to pick up and read a chapter sporadically or when inspired. It provides context, history, rules, and a peek into fantastic lives and geniu
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