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Remember the days of sipping Cape Codders in Cape Cod? Bloody Marys over brunch in SoHo? And Old Fashioneds at the Harvard Club?
Doesn't matter. The 80s may be over, but the preppy attitude that pervaded the era lives on in classic drinks with a kick. Tipsy in Madras will help readers "prep" their bar, discern the brands to have on hand, mix their drinks, and delve into the timeless lifestyle. Wanna-bes and prepster hold-outs will get insight into preppy drinking fashion, customs, literature, and more-and answers to such essential preppy questions as:
Do Brahmins drink beer?
To monogram or not to monogram?
Where does one find authentic prep school mugs?
What are the best preppy movies to drink by?
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.22(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
Table of Contents
|Introduction: See Ya Later, Alligator (In a While, Crocodile): How "Party" Became a Verb||xi|
|1.||Prepping the Bar: Stock Options||1|
|2.||Summering: Drinking Light in Tennis White||21|
|3.||Do Brahmins Drink Budweiser?: Yes, But They Own Better Horses||43|
|4.||Come Out Swinging: Drinks for Debs||65|
|5.||Slummin': Misadventures on the Preppy Periphery||77|
|6.||The Sun's Past Half-Mast: Brunchtime Buoys||99|
|7.||At the Club: The Old Guard||111|
|8.||The Wrath of Grapes: In Vino Preppitas, or A Tales of Two Cities||129|
|9.||Taking the Waters: Aqueous Alternatives||149|
|A.||Social Calendar: A Year of Prepping Dangerously||157|
|B.||To the Betamax: Preppy Movies to Drink By||161|
|C.||Elective Summer Reading: Preps Read Bestsellers, Too||171|
|D.||Gator!: Preppy Jukebox, c. 1980 (for Formal and Slummin' Occasions)||173|
|E.||Mail Order: Preppy Drinking Suppliers||177|
|About the Authors||197|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you liked the Preppy Handbook and find yourself flipping your own Lacoste polo (with the croc, NOT the alligator) while at Nantucket or Palm Beach, this book will come in handy when mixing those drinks for the oh-so- preppy.