"The Savoy Cocktail Book" 1933 CRADDOCK, Harry

[287] pp.

Simon & Schuster, Inc.

1933

New and Enlarged

Second Printing

7 3/4" x 5 1/4"

VG

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The cocktail recipes in this book have been compiled by Harry Craddock

The decorations are by Gilbert Rumbold

This book is an example of the law of unintended consequences. For its publication, we have the puritans who pushed through Prohibition to thank. Though born in Gloucestershire, Harry Craddock, this book’s author, had immigrated to the United States and might never have returned to the UK had not America made his professional illegal. After passage of the 18th Amendment, he returned to the UK and became one of the most famous bartenders of his era working at the uber-glam American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London. This cocktail book of seven hundred fifty recipes followed. First released in 1930, it became the gold standard of cocktail books. This new and enlarged edition first published in 1933 contains additional recipes and an updated the cover design.

“If everyone knew even a little about the absorbing subject of absorbing alcohol there would be even less Prohibition in the United States than there is now.”

--Harry Craddock


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