How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant's Companion: The Original Cocktail Guide

How to Mix Drinks or The Bon Vivant's Companion: The Original Cocktail Guide

by Jerry Thomas
     
 

First published in 1862, this seminal work in bartending marks the first time many of today's classics were recorded in print. Collected here by Jerry Thomas—America’s most famous bartender—are dozens of cocktail recipes, from old standards to mixes invented by Thomas himself, including his trademark drink, The Blue Blazer. Guides for mixing drinks

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Overview

First published in 1862, this seminal work in bartending marks the first time many of today's classics were recorded in print. Collected here by Jerry Thomas—America’s most famous bartender—are dozens of cocktail recipes, from old standards to mixes invented by Thomas himself, including his trademark drink, The Blue Blazer. Guides for mixing drinks of all categories—including sours, fizzes, and highballs—are included along with instructions on using various bartending tools, from jiggers to ponies and beyond. With a glossary to help all bon vivants remember their demijohns from their drachms, this is a nostalgic and delicious homage to a drinking era that is gone but not forgotten.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911982
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Hesperus Classics Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
950,316
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Thomas (1830–1885) is considered "the father of American mixology" because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails and in establishing showmanship and creativity as part of bartending. 

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