Vintage Spirits And Forgotten Cocktails Prohibition Centennial Edition

Author: Ted Haigh
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631598953
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In this new, expanded edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails—issued for the 100th Anniversary of National Prohibition—historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail vastly widens his examination of 1920–1933, the thirteen-year period when women got the Vote, child labor was abolished and, ironically, saw the cocktail elevated, prolonged, and expanded, spreading this signature American drink form in tasty ripples around the world. All this, plus more drink recipes! Nothing is so desired as the thing denied. Prohibition made people want cocktails very, very badly. Because "synthetic" liquor was the easiest to make, it was also the easiest to get. Problematically, it tasted awful and wasn't exactly good for you either. Cocktails with their mélange of flavors were a made-to-order method for disguising the bad hooch. Along with 100+ rare and delicious authentic recipes gathered from old cocktail manuals and scraps of paper never published, this illustrated trip down mixology lane tells the fascinating origins of the cocktail and how it evolved over time, including its rising popularity during Prohibition. Vintage illustrations and advertisements, photos of old bottles and cocktail artifacts, and fascinating Prohibition-era photographs bring the tippling past back to vivid life. Recipes for rare treasures like The Fogcutter, Knickerbocker à la Monsieur, The Moscow Mule, and Satan’s Whiskers are each presented with: Historical background on its origin and cultural context Drink Notes that provide additional information on ingredients and tips for substitutions and variations Fascinating historical ephemera from Dr. Cocktail's personal collection This homage to the great bartenders of the past and the beverages they created also profiles some of the most influential cocktail pioneers of today. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale, this is a must-have volume.

Contraband Cocktails

Author: Paul Dickson
Editor: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194591
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Americans weren’t supposed to drink during Prohibition—but that’s exactly when “cocktail culture” came roaring to life. The Bloody Mary, sleek cocktail shakers, craft mixology, and hundreds of other essentials of modern drinking owe their origins to the Dry Years. In Contraband Cocktails, Paul Dickson leads us on a fascinating tour of those years—from the “Man in the Green Hat” making secret deliveries to Capitol Hill, to The Great Gatsby’s Daisy pouring Tom a mint julep at the Plaza, to inside the smoky nightclubs of the Jazz Age—Dickson serves up an intoxicating tale of how and what Americans drank during Prohibition. Chock-full of scandalous history, cultural curiosities, and dozens of recipes by everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Franklin D. Roosevelt—along with a glossary of terms that will surprise the most seasoned bartender—Paul Dickson’s Contraband Cocktails is the perfect companion to any reader’s Cocktail Hour. From the Hardcover edition.

Prohibition In Dallas And Fort Worth

Author: Rita Cook
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625840403
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A place with "wild men and wilder women," 1920s Dallas boasted one bar for every one hundred people, and a thirsty Texan could find a drink nearly anywhere. Although home to the Texas Anti-Saloon League, drinks never stopped pouring in Dallas and Fort Worth, fueled by the likes of Jack Ruby, Benny Binion, saloons and dance halls. Homegrown moonshine and bathtub gin yielded specialty recipes that today's barkeeps have honed into tasty concoctions for a contemporary palate. Join Rita Cook as she explores prohibition in Dallas and Fort Worth and learn from Jeffrey Yarbrough and his band of local mixologists about their modern takes on classic drinks so readers can step back in time, drink in hand.

Field Guide To Cocktails

Author: Rob Chirico
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594748411
File Size: 36,17 MB
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Finally, a field guide to preparing and identifying virtually every drink at the bar, from the Añejo Highball to the Caipirinha, from the Singapore Sling to the Zombie! Field Guide to Cocktails is not an ordinary bartender’s guide. Here are more than 200 recipes for the world’s best libations, with tried-and-true classics like the Tom Collins and the Fuzzy Navel and contemporary favorites like the Mojito and the Cosmopolitan. Full-color photographs of the cocktails are cross referenced to in-depth descriptions of the drinks. The histories are the stuff of legend: The Gin Rickey was mixed up to satisfy a thirsty lobbyist; Grog was drunk by sailors in the British Navy to prevent scurvy; and the Gibson was originally just a glass of water with an onion in it. You’ll also learn the most appropriate time and season to enjoy the drink, and you’ll get suggestions for the perfect food pairings—lobster with a Cape Codder, sharp cheese and crackers with a Gin and Tonic, black bean dip and chips with a Cuba Libre, and more. So whether you’re planning a cocktail party or trying to identify a new drink to try at the bar, Field Guide to Cocktails is the only mixology book you’ll ever need. Cheers!

Classic Cocktails Of The Prohibition Era

Author: Philip Collins
Editor: Stoddart
ISBN: 9781575440200
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Prohibition was a storied time, when liquor could be consumed only in the smoky back rooms and hidden parlors of those who would risk everything for the experience. This stunning follow-up to Mr. Collins' popular book, "The Art of the Cocktail", comes complete with recipes, serving suggestions, and beautiful photos of these contraband thirst-quenchers--portrayed in the authentic glasses of the era. 100 color photos.

173 Pre Prohibition Cocktails

Author: Tom Bullock
ISBN: 9780965433327
File Size: 14,69 MB
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Newspapers called former president Teddy Roosevelt a liar when he confessed under oath to drinking just part of one julep made for him by master bartender Tom Bullock. The reason? To believe that a red-blooded man, and a true Colonel at that, ever stopped with just a part of one of Tom's drinks ... is to strain credulity too far.For almost a century Tom Bullock's cocktail recipes, so delectable an editorial in the St. Louis Dispatch (May 28, 1913) compared them to the liquefied soul of a Southern moonbeam, were lost.Now you can charm your guests, make special occasions legendary, and bring old-world romance to intimate moments with these scrumptious libations from history. Choose from: 7 Absinthes / 9 Champagne Cocktails / 5 Juleps4 Pousses / 5 Cobblers / 31 Party PunchesOr have a simply scandalous time with Coolers, Fizzes, Floats, Frappes, Highballs, Lemonades, Noggs, Rickeys, Sangarees, Scaffias, Skins, Shrubs, Slings, Sours, Smashes, Toddys or even Non-Alcoholic Drinks!You'll read this book again and again! Not just to sample 173 almost-lost recipes, but also to read fun facts about drink in history, see turn-of-the-century art, advertisements, and railroad menus. Even discover the true stories behind George Washington's favorite drink, why Ben Franklin flipped, and how Winston Churchill's mother inspired a New York bartender to create the Manhattan.

Prohibition Cocktails

Author: Denitta Ward
ISBN: 9780999301821
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Prohibition Cocktails reveals the history, secrets and recipes of 21 of the most popular drinks of the Roaring Twenties. From 1920-1933 the United States Constitution banned the production, sale and transport of intoxicating liquor. The rules were clear and made to be broken -- and the speakeasy cocktail culture flourished. The secret history of Prohibition and 21 cocktails, along with a Roaring '20s party planning guide included. Prohibition Cocktails is a companion to the popular Prohibition-Era novel Somewhere Still by Denitta Ward.

What To Drink

Author: Bertha E. L. Stockbridge
Editor: Kalevala Books
ISBN: 9781880954362
File Size: 10,69 MB
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"The hostess of to-day will be called upon to serve drinks in her home more than formerly, I imagine, and it were well to go back to the habits and customs of our grandmothers and be prepared to serve a refreshing drink in an attractive manner at a moment's notice." - Bertha E. L. Stockbridge, 1920 When the 18th Amendment went into effect in the United States, ushering in thirteen long years of alcohol prohibition, it threw thousands of bartenders out of work and created a dilemma for hostesses across the country: What to serve guests at events. A wedding without a champagne toast? Unthinkable! A Christmas celebration without the rum punch? Tragic! A summertime picnic without a bottle of cold beer-that's just not right. Yet Bertha E. L. Stockbridge rose to the new challenge, and in 1920 released a book of non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails suitable for serving at a variety of events. Included are cobblers, fizzes, sours, highballs, and juleps, as well as recipes for homemade syrups and fruit vinegars, all without a measure of alcohol. However, if one were to add a drop or two of Bathtub Gin to these already tasty drinks, they would only be that much more "authentic" to the period. Wouldn't you agree? What to Drink is part of the Classic Cocktail Guides and Retro Bartender Books series published by Kalevala Books.

Chilled Cool Cocktails

Author: Zoe Harpham
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781740451918
File Size: 68,63 MB
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This is a comprehensive A-Z guide to cocktails and cocktail lore. It includes 250 classic and new cocktails, including Gin Sling, Bloody Mary, Frozen Splice and Grasshopper.


Author: Joseph M. Carlin
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780230648
File Size: 12,91 MB
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Gimlet, negroni, manhattan, Long Island ice tea, flirtini, hurricane, screwdriver—cocktails have come a long way from their first incarnation in the seventeenth century, when rum punch was everyone’s go-to drink. Originally made of five ingredients, including a spirit, sugar, and spices, “cocktail” now refers to any drink made of liquor and a mixer. In this book, Joseph M. Carlin uncovers how many of our favorite cocktails were invented and describes how this most American of alcoholic beverages—but most international of drinks—came to influence society around the world. Traveling back to the nineteenth century, Carlin explains that, though England and the American colonies were enjoying rum punch years earlier, the true cocktail was born in America in 1806. Soon after mechanically harvested ice became widely available, Americans were sipping martinis and mint juleps in bars, saloons, and taprooms, and it didn’t take long for these tasty concoctions to spill over into all corners of the globe. The result, Carlin reveals, was the birth of a number of cocktail spinoffs—cocktail parties, cocktail dresses, cocktail wieners, cocktail napkins, and the Molotov cocktail, to name just a few. Featuring many tempting recipes, Cocktail: A Global History is a book to peruse with a mimosa in the morning and a martini at night.

Shaking Up Prohibition In New Orleans

Author: Olive Leonhardt
Editor: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807159921
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In the 1920s Prohibition was the law, but ignoring it was the norm, especially in New Orleans. While popular writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald invented partygoers who danced from one cocktail to the next, real denizens of the French Quarter imbibed their way across the city. Bringing to life the fiction of flappers with tastes beyond bathtub gin, Shaking Up Prohibition in New Orleans: Authentic Vintage Cocktails from A to Z serves up recipes from the era of the speakeasy. Originally assembled by Olive Leonhardt and Hilda Phelps Hammond around 1929, this delightful compendium applauds the city's irrepressible love for cocktails in the format of a classic alphabet book. Leonhardt, a noted artist, illustrated each letter of the alphabet, while Hammond provided cocktail recipes alongside tongue-in-cheek poems that jab at the dubious scenario of a "dry" New Orleans. A cultural snapshot of the Crescent City's resistance to Prohibition, this satirical, richly illustrated book brings to life the spirit and spirits of a jazz city in the Jazz Age. With an introduction on Prohibition-era New Orleans by historian John Magill and biographical profiles of Leonhardt and Hammond by editor Gay Leonhardt, readers can fully appreciate the setting and the personalities behind this vintage cocktail guide with a Big Easy bent. A perfect gift for lovers (and makers) of craft cocktails, arbiters of style, and celebrants of the Crescent City, Shaking Up Prohibition in New Orleans captures the essence of the Roaring Twenties.

Capitol Cocktails

Author: Victoria Vergason
ISBN: 1300051833
File Size: 49,37 MB
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Capitol Cocktails is D.C.'s first book showcasing all aspects of today's local cocktail culture, from bartenders and bars, to distilleries and vineyards, to the farmers markets that provide fresh ingredients. A collection of 28 recipes are included in the book, which also features glassware from The Hour.

Prohibition Madness

Author: Claudine Burnett
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477291628
File Size: 16,43 MB
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Throughout America cocktail parties sparkled defiantly through the dreaded first minutes of January 20, 1920. With morning would come the official start of Prohibition. It was easy, however, to keep the party going in Long Beach, California. Though Long Beach had been "dry" throughout most of its history, illegal liquor distribution throughout the city was already perfected by the time the 18th Amendment, banning the sale of most alcoholic beverages, became law. Already in place were underground booze operations, secretive speakeasies and bootlegging, the perfect staging ground for crime, corruption AND murder. READ ABOUT: Oil - The one discovery that made Long Beach different from the rest of 1920's and 30's America and would change the life of the city in many unforeseen ways. Good vs. Evil - Murders, gun battles, lawlessness ...the city was a battleground between the influences of good and evil. Involved in the battle was the Ku Klux Klan, Communists, rum runners, bootleggers, gangsters, and corrupt politicians. MEET: Hollywood celebrities William Desmond Taylor, Fatty Arbuckle and other well-known figures who ended up dead, or their careers ruined, because of rampant corruption and illicit booze. Gangsters such as Al Capone's henchman Ralph Sheldon, who gunned down Long Beach policeman William Waggoner, and got away with it. Bootleggers like Thomas Johnstone, murdered by his wife when he refused to give up his nefarious profession. Oil swindlers, many influenced by C.C. Julian and his Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands out of their life savings. Murderers such as Bluebeard Watson, who killed most of his 15 wives until one of them became suspicious. These are just a few of the individuals and matters discussed in this eye opening account of Long Beach and Southern California during the 1920's and 30's.

How To Drink Like A Mobster

Author: Albert W. A. Schmid
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 1684350522
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From John Dillinger's Gin Fizz to Al Capone's Templeton Rye, mobsters loved their liquor—as well as the millions that bootlegging and speakeasies made them during the Prohibition. In a time when any giggle juice could land you in the hoosegow, mobsters had their own ways of making sure the gin mill never ran dry and the drinks kept flowing. And big screen blockbusters like The Godfather, GoodFellas, and Scarface and small screen hits like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire ensure that our obsession with mobsters won't run dry, either. Mixology expert Albert W. A. Schmid shows how you can recreate the allure of the gangster bar life with step-by-step instructions on how to set up the best Prohibition-style bar and pour the drinks to match. Recipes include mob favorites like the Machete, the Paralyzer, Greyhound (Salty Dog), Say Hello to My Little Friend, and Angel Face, as well as classics like the Gimlet, Kamikaze, and Bee's Knees. How to Drink Like a Mobster also includes profiles of the most notorious mobsters' connections to the booze business, along with tips to stay under the radar in any speakeasy: always have at least one or more aliases ready, pay with cash, don't draw attention to yourself, and in the case of a raid, drink the evidence as fast as you can!

Cocktail O Matic

Author: Suzanne Matczuk
Editor: J Gordon Shillingford Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780921368762
File Size: 57,38 MB
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The history of swing, the story of Prohibition, the inspiration for tiki, and the secret life of absinthe. "Cocktail-O-Matic" is the killer-diller guide to all things cocktail. Not just a step-by-step guide to the care and handling of the classics'the Manhattans, martinis, Bronxes, sidecars and more'it's the story of how those cocktails came to be. From Esquivel to Trader Vic, James Bond to Frank Sinatra, mambo to Space Age Bachelor Pad, "Cocktail-o-matic" is the little black book of swank. Includes more than one hundred recipes for the aspiring mixologist.

Domesticating Drink

Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 080186870X
File Size: 78,10 MB
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"By using the changing perceptions of alcohol and gender as the focus, Murdock deftly illustrates the social and political events that impacted American culture." -- American Studies International

Historic Cocktails

Author: Dawn Irion
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533064929
File Size: 23,20 MB
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Discover over 170 pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes for all occasions! How much do you know about the glory days of the cocktail before Prohibition and the rich history of alcohol in America? Historic Cocktails uncovers secrets from our colorful past that were almost lost to us due to the "Noble Experiment." This picture packed book shares historic cocktail recipes favored by bartenders excellent at their craft. All of the recipes were perfected before Prohibition and may have a few surprises. In fact, some aren't even alcoholic! Learn the secret tricks of an ancient trade and be known as the best host in town. Historic Cocktails includes history, photos, terms and definitions, and instructions for both individual cocktails and party sized punches. ***The eBook version is full color and includes links to sources for many of the rarer ingredients and other interesting cocktail information.*** Be part of restoring cocktails to the prominence they once held by learning the old techniques along with some fascinating history that will take you all over the world. With Historic Cocktails on your bar (or in your kitchen) you'll impress your guests with your knowledge of classic liqueurs and these amazing pre-Prohibition cocktails. ************** Discover over 170 pre-Prohibition cocktail recipes for all occasions! How much do you know about the rich history of crafting fine drinks in America? Historic Cocktails uncovers secrets from a colorful time which were almost lost to us due to Prohibition. The strict laws against making, moving or selling alcohol between 1920 and 1933 almost eradicated the diverse ingredients in cocktail recipes that were rightly a part of American history. This picture packed book shareshistory, definitions and instructions for both individual cocktails and party sized punches. Mixed drinks of the day employed great artistry, many were created without alcohol, and some common ingredients from a hundred years ago are rare today. Discover old techniques along with the fascinating history of many cocktail ingredients. Would you like to learn about components of a great cocktail such as Angostura bitters, anisette or Benedictine? Absinthe was recently approved for production in the US, but many aren't familiar with how to use it. Absinthe frappe, anyone? With Historic Cocktails on your bar (or in your kitchen) you'll impress your guests with your knowledge of classic liqueurs and these amazingpre-Prohibitioncocktails. Many recipes were actually enjoyed as health tonics, some even included eggs! One example of a nonalcoholic cocktail with eggs is the Bombay Cocktail made in a Claret glass using a pony each of olive oil, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Curious now? Look to Historic Cocktails for all this and many more interesting bits to improve your drink making and bar conversation. From a Gibson or Horse Thief Cocktail to Carleton Rickey or Boston Cooler to a Champagne Cobbler, you'll be an expert drink mixer and talk among your friends! All recipes were perfected by pre-Prohibition bartenders excellent at their craft and there are bound to be a few surprises along the way! Learn the secret tricks of an ancient trade and be known as the best host in town with Historic Cocktails."

Tipsy Texan

Author: David Alan
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449441416
File Size: 17,71 MB
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“David Alan is the epitome of Oscar Wilde’s good advice: ‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.’ You can’t get more ‘yourself’ than David, known far and wide for his unique, creative, and delightful Tipsy Texan handcrafted cocktails. And now, thanks to his truly delicious book, we can all mix up our own tastes of David’s Texas—from Austin loquats to Hill Country peaches, blended with the state’s finest artisan liquors. Cheers!” —Jim Hightower, author, nationally syndicated columnist, radio commentator, and editor of the Hightower Lowdown “Don’t let the Tipsy Texan’s clever nickname fool you: Here’s a man who seriously understands the art and the lore of the cocktail. Long at the forefront of Texas mixology, David Alan has created a delightful new book that outlines all that’s needed to make cocktails like a pro. His unique ability to dream up delicious takes on classic cocktails will inspire you. From ‘light and refreshing’ to ‘big and boozy,’ David delivers a cocktail for every taste and occasion. David may be a hardcore Texan, but his irresistible cocktails are certain to have universal appeal.” —Rebecca Rather, Texas chef and author of The Pastry Queen, The Pastry Queen Christmas, and Pastry Queen Parties Tipsy Texan is a snapshot of the current Texas cocktail and spirit culture. Meet the bartenders who ushered in the Texas cocktail revival, and see the places where they ply their trade. Read about the distillers who have put Texas on the national craft distilling map, and all the wonderful cocktails that Texas bartenders (and bar patrons!) have devised in which to use these homegrown spirits. Join us on a tour of the gardens and farmers' markets that give Texans an incredible year-round assortment of fruits and vegetables, ripe for the picking—and ripe for the drinking. The book's recipes are organized by the way people drink: Big & Boozy drinks for when hearty, spirit-forward cocktails are the order; Light, Bright & Refreshing cocktails that will get you through those long, hot Texas summers; and Sweet, Creamy, and Desserty cocktails that will satisfy the sweet tooth. A section on techniques will reveal tricks of the trade, with each recipe accompanied by ingredient notes for anything out of the ordinary or that must be house-made. Recipes include the author's own creations, as well as classic cocktails with local and regional twists, such as the Old Austin, a Texas update on the Old Fashioned, sweetened with toasted pecan syrup. The Peach Tom Collins is a simple variation on the classic that tastes like Hill Country in a glass. As the summer recedes and the trees begin to bear fall fruits, the Harvest Punch showcases local rum, seasonal spices, and fresh pressed apple cider. Winter may come and go in the blink of an eye, at least in the state's southernmost parts, but there's at least enough time for a bowl of Absinthe Eggnog or a Golden Sleigh, an eggnog variation on the old Golden Cadillac. Succulent red grapefruits—the crown jewels of Texas's indigenous cocktail ingredients from the Rio Grande valley—figure prominently here.