Cocktail Facsimile Series

Artistry of Mixing Drinks

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$3.99 ----- 978-1-60311-193-5 5 ⅝″ x 7 ¾″ (143mm x 197mm) 182
Facsimile edition of the book first published in 1936 with a new look at the book by Colin Peter Field, head bartender, Cambon Wing, Hotel Ritz, Paris, and author of The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris. Colin Peter Field writes: “Frank Meier’s The Artistry of Mixing Drinks” is the work of a Master Mixologist, a bartender that doesn’t have a job but a passion. The book talks about cocktails, wines, horse racing and how to live.”

Bar-tender’s Guide: How to Mix Drinks, or, The Bon Vivant’s Companion

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Facsimile edition of the book published in 1862 with a new look at the book by David Wondrich, author of the James Beard Award-winning Imbibe!, which examines the life and drinks of legendary 19th century bartender Jerry Thomas. This is a genuine original. When Jerry Thomas published this book in 1862, there was nothing like it in the world. David Wondrich writes: “….as far as we know, nobody had ever made a systematic attempt to collect between the covers of a book the body of recipes that–along with a fast line of patter, a considerable supply of manual dexterity and a lot of diamond jewelry–made up the American barkeeper’s stock in trade.” (A special leather-bound, gilt-edged edition signed and numbered by David Wondrich is also available.)

Barflies and Cocktails: 300 Recipes

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Facsimile edition of the book first published in Paris in 1927 with a new look at the book by David Wondrich, author of three widely-praised books and countless articles on the subject of cocktails and spirits. David Wondrich writes: “….Barflies and Cocktails is one of the greatest of its kind…..a handy little bundle of pre-prohibition American (cocktail) favorites and current European sensations….outfitted with Wynn’s rather dopey drawings and a few new appendices.”

Drinks: Over 1,000 Original Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Recipes

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Facsimile edition of the book first published in 1914 with a new look at the book by David Wondrich, author of three widely-praised books and countless articles on the subject of cocktails and spirits. David Wondrich writes: “…the sheer number of recipes herein makes this the first recorded example of what Robert Hess calls ‘the wad o’ drinks’ book: the quick collection of drink recipes and nothing but drink recipes. But if you had to write a wad o’ drinks book, I can think of no better time to do it than the years right before Prohibition when the fine art of mixing drinks was at its peak; when bartenders had learned to balance tradition and creativity in such a way that they could generate elegant, satisfying and tasty new variations on the classic American drink families almost at will.”

Flowing Bowl: What and When to Drink

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FULL INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO PREPARE, MIX AND SERVE BEVERAGES

By The Only William (William Schmidt)

Facsimile edition of the book first published in 1891 with a new look at the book by David Wondrich, author of the James Beard Award-winning Imbibe!, which examines the life and drinks of legendary 19th century bartender Jerry Thomas. David Wondrich writes: “William Schmidt was the first modern mixologist; the first bartender to build a public career on creativity rather than flair or sporty exuberance; the first to consciously work with the media. But he was also a saloon mixer of the old school whose drinks and demeanor were a liquid link to a vanished, more gracious past.”

Modern American Drinks

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MODERN AMERICAN DRINKS: HOW TO MIX AND SERVE ALL KINDS OF CUPS AND DRINKS

By George J. Kappeler

Facsimile edition of the book originally published in 1895 with a new look at the book by Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh, author of the book Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, the curator of the Museum of the American Cocktail, and the co-founder of CocktailDB.com: The Internet Cocktail Database. Ted Haigh has a regular column in Imbibe magazine. Ted Haigh writes: “What was it, then, that made Modern American Drinks so important? (Kappeler) certainly had the bona fides. He was head barman at one of the three most elegant hotels in New York City, the Holland House….(His writing is) quiet, self-assured, professional…with his old, description-style recipes (he) was the new style bartender. He was the no-nonsense bar master. He was the guy you knew would make your drink right…”

Recipes for Mixed Drinks

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By Hugo R. Ensslin

Facsimile edition of the second edition of the book originally published in 1917 with a new look at the book by David Wondrich, author of the James Beard Award-winning Imbibe!, which examines the life and drinks of legendary 19th century bartender Jerry Thomas. David Wondrich writes: “….what is it about this little book that made it so quietly influential. It certainly wasn’t the fame of its author…It wasn’t the beauty of (Ensslin’s) book or the popularity of his bar. It wasn’t even the excellence of his recipes or the fact that he didn’t simply copy them from previous books, as was common practice, but actually made a record of what people were drinking at this bar….Above all, though, I think it’s because Recipes for Mixed Drinks…was an ark….As it happened, Ensslin’s book was the last train out; the final bartender’s guide from New York before Prohibition set in. As such, it was a precious record of what was going on behind the bar, an ode to the new and trendy ingredients, techniques and categories of the 1910s…..”

World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them

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By Hon. Wm. (Cocktail) Boothby, Premier Mixologist

Facsimile edition of the 1908 edition with a new look at the book by John Burton, a professional bar service manager since 1962 and author of Bartending Basics: Everything You Need to Know To Be a Working Bartender. John Burton writes: "…on November 10, 1862, William T. Boothby was born in San Francisco…..Billy, as he was known, would be another important figure in the history of cocktails. He began his working life as a black-faced minstrel, comedian, actor and dancer. At one time or another he was also a tailor, a real estate broker, an insurance salesman, and California State Assemblyman. What better background could there be for him to become one of the leading bartenders of his time?….Boothby stands tall with other great authors of early bartending guides….all true professionals who have set the standards for the industry. The scarcity of Boothby’s book makes it return in this facsimile edition very, very welcome.”