Esquire's Handbook for Hosts: A Time-Honored Guide to the Perfect Party

Esquire's Handbook for Hosts: A Time-Honored Guide to the Perfect Party

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by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Esquire
     
 

Take an entertaining look back at how to party it up like they did fifty years ago - in the age of 'Lounge.'

Now re-introduced for the first time since its original publication in 1949, this book is full of classic advice and guidelines on how to throw a fabulous cocktail party.

Complete with everything from directions on how to stock the bar to tips on

Overview

Take an entertaining look back at how to party it up like they did fifty years ago - in the age of 'Lounge.'

Now re-introduced for the first time since its original publication in 1949, this book is full of classic advice and guidelines on how to throw a fabulous cocktail party.

Complete with everything from directions on how to stock the bar to tips on making conversation to hilarious party games and 400 delightful and useful period illustrations, Esquire's Handbook for Hosts is a delightful reminder that even the most hopeless host can give a terrific party, whether it's New Year's Eve 1949 or 1999.

The nostalgic chapters include: Eat - The World's Best Chefs Wear Pants, Foreign Flavors to Win Guest's Favors; Drink - What the Well-Dressed bar Will Wear, Five O'Clock Whistle Whetters; And Be Merry - Games, After-Dinner Witchcraft, How Attractive Are You to Women? and 365 excuses for a Party.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579120436
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.05(d)

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Something for the Girls

Pink Lady

1 oz. gin

1/2 oz. applejack

White of one egg

Juice of 1/2 lime

Couple dashes of Grenadine, strawberry syrup or raspberry syrup Shake vigorously with cracked ice. Strain. Sprig of mint optional decoration.

Something for the Boys

Brainstorm

1/4 French Vermouth

1/4 benedictine

1/2 best rye whiskey

Stir well with ice and float orange peel on top.

Beer Cheese Cake

1 pound cream cheese

4 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 tbsp. flour

3 ounces currants - raisins

1 cup beer

grated rind of 1 lemon

Rub the cheese through a sieve - add the eggs, sugar and other ingredients. Line an 8 x 3 pan with ordinary pie dough. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and bake in a medium hot oven for 1 1/2 hours.

Excerpted from Esquire's Handbook For Hosts. Copyright (c) 1999. Reprinted with permission by BD&L.

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Esquire's Handbook for Hosts: A Time-Honored Guide to the Perfect Party 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am thrilled this book is re-released! I had found an old copy of one page I had from years ago, and wondered if I could find it. What luck it's newly re-released. Great nostalgia for the parents/grandparents. With all due respect,a hilariously funny read in regards to what was 'right and wrong' many years ago. Plus it does have some time-honored information that could serve as a 'reminder' to us all.