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Log in. How to Mix Drinks. This edition of How to Drink was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the Society is a research library documenting the life of Americans from the colonial era through The Society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection includes approximately 1, volumes. Author Bio.
Unabridged text of the Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide, offered here for chump change. It is considered the first cocktail book, and this reproduction is.
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How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas, 1862
Once John knew that we were on the lookout for this tome, he made it his business—quite literally—to find us a copy. Other drinks in this family include the Margarita, the Cosmopolitan, the Kamikaze, and the Lemon Drop. This book is widely sought after for myriad reasons. The Brandy Crusta, in my opinion, is the most important drink therein. His very name is synonymous in the lexicon of mixed drinks, with all that is rare and original. Prior to this he had tended bar in New Haven, Connecticut, and served as First Assistant to the Principal Bartender at the El Dorado, the first gambling saloon in San Francisco, and a barroom complete with curtained booths where certain ladies of the night plied their trade, grand chandeliers, and huge mirrors on the backbar—the backbar being a collective term for the shelves where bottles of liquor are displayed, mirrors, drawers, and cupboards, etc. Gaz — do you happen to know a little more history about the small drinking saloon behind the BoE?
By Christian Schultz. Octavo, period-style full brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers. First edition, later state, of the first drink manual published in the United States, prepared by the bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York, illustrated with numerous in-text wood-engravings, including a diagram of a still. Jerry Thomas to whom the famous Savoy Cocktail Book is dedicated presents recipes for social drinks "apart from water and those of the breakfast and tea-table. With numerous in-text woodcut illustrations. Four leaves of advertisements at rear.