Care for a Morning Glory Cocktail, a Blue Blazer, or a Philadelphia Julep? Recipes for hundreds of tasty libations appear in this groundbreaking volume, originally published in 1862 and widely considered by drink historians as the first serious American book on cocktails and punches. Includes a helpful index.
The father of American mixology, Jerry Thomas (1830-85) wrote the first cocktail book and was the most famous bartender of his era. The proprietor of saloons in California and New York, he developed showy techniques and engaged in heavy self-promotion. New York-based mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer is the Creative Director at Seamstress NY.