Category Archives: Vintage Books

Cheerio! A book of Punches and Cock

This book has been written as much for the ordinary gentleman of good taste, as for the connoiseur or the epicure or the gourmet of drink. It is written, not with the crude and rough hand of any careless…

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Here's How 1927

EVERY book should have a foreword they tell me, and unaccustomed as I am to public speak-reminds me of the story of the two Irishmen. . . . Like the orange, I owe my success to Prohibition, and like…

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1925 The Cocktail Book. A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen

This book is not placed before the public as a “bar-tenders guide,” nor is it a list of all the fancy combinations of various liquors invented to advertise certain establishments, or for imposing on the ignorant. It is a…

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Harry of Ciro's ABC of Mixing Cocktails

CHRISTOPHER & CO. have much pleasure in presenting those of their Customers who prefer Cocktails to the old-fashioned custom of a glass of Dry Sherry before meals, with a booklet containing a large number of recipes for Cocktails, compiled…

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Red Top Rye Or How to make fine, fancy or mixed drinks

Or How to make fine, fancy or mixed drinks A helpful and practical book on the art of preparing and serving liquid refreshments containing over 75 formulas of popular mixed and fancy drinks. This book is tendered to all…

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The True Story of the Cocktail (1900)

THIS is the true and delightful history of that most delicious of beverages, the “Cock’s Tail;” of how it came by its name, and of the maid, Daisy Allen, who contrived it, together with sundry recipes for its making.…

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THE WORLD’S DRINKS (1908)

With the annexation of new territory by the United States, the nimble-fingered dispenser of liquid refreshments finds it incumbent upon himself to extend his repertoire, while the devotee of Bacchus has thrust upon him newly and strangely compounded assuagers…

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Drinks-Long & Short (1925)

The derivation of the word “cocktail” seems to be shrouded in mystery and though there are several stories connected with the origin of this delicious and subtle little apéritif, these stories differ so widely that none of them seem…

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The Buckstone Book of Cocktails (1925)

By Sir Seymour Hicks. Shakespeare to Cocktails WHEN Mr. William Shakespeare— who has had so many of his parts murdered that Scotland Yard has long ceased to arrest dull “Dogberrys” and funny “Hamlets”—welcomed hungry guests to one of his…

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Tipple and Snack ... (1931)

The Artistry of Eating “Mais oui! But you Americans don’t know anything about eating,” said M. Morisot who had reported to my company the day before as Liaison Officer. As I had not known what to do with him,…

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