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Hesperus Press - ITEM # 9781843911982

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

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This esteemed bartender’s guide is an authentic reproduction of the 1862 edition, with a new introduction and appendix by mixologist David Wondrich.


    This esteemed bartender’s guide is an authentic reproduction of the 1862 edition by America’s favorite bartender, Jerry Thomas. An all new introduction and appendix by modern-day mixologist David Wondrich adds to the classic.

    The first drink book ever published in the United States, this historical bartending guide is loaded with dozens of cocktail recipes, from old standards to mixes invented by Thomas himself, including his trademark drink, The Blue Blazer. Drink categories including sours, fizzes and highballs are covered and enhanced with instructions for using various bartending tools, from jiggers to ponies.

    This evocative collection pays tribute to a man and a drinking era that both live on in the hearts of cocktail enthusiasts around the globe.

    • Softcover
    • A reprint of the 1862 edition
    • First drink book ever published in the US

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    • 167 pages
    • Dimensions: 4 7/8”W x 7 1/2”H
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