"The Bar-Tender's Guide Or How To Mix All Kinds Of Plain And Fancy Drinks" 1887 THOMAS, Jerry

Containing clear and reliable directions for mixing all the beverages used in the United States, together with the most popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish Recipes; embracing punches, juleps, cobblers, etc. etc., in endless variety.


[130] pp.

Behrens Publishing Company


7 1/4" x 4 7/8"

Thomas, considered the "the father of American mixology," originally wrote this seminal work on cocktails in 1862. A first for the United States, this guide codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails. This Third edition includes all of the high points in mixology including Thomas' signature drink, the "Blue Blazer," which involved lighting whiskey afire and passing it back and forth between two mixing glasses, creating an arc of flames. Also notable for the addition of the Martinez, accepted by cocktail aficionados as the early Martini.

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