Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em

Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em

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Originally published in 1937, and now in its twentieth printing, this book reveals the secrets of those New Orleans drinks that have achieved worldwide renown. This collection gives details on concocting exotic beverages such as Mississippi Planters Punch, Pousse Cafe, Vieux Carre Cocktail, and Absinthe Anisette. Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix Em also tells the colorful story of each drink. Find out about the creation of the Ramos Gin Fizz, the legend behind the Side Car Cocktail, and the origin of the word cocktail. Entertaining and useful, this book is certain to bring a little Bourbon Street spirit into your home.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 134.62 x 190.5 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
  • Pelican Publishing Co
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 14 b/w Illus
  • 0882891324
  • 9780882891323
  • 67,035

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"A classical work." -H. L. Mencken, early twentieth-century distinguished journalist, critic, and editor From the story behind the Side Car Cocktail to the secret of perfect Mississippi Planter's Punch, this effervescent collection is a spirited romp through the history and recipes of New Orleans's most famous cocktails. Concoct exotic beverages such as Pousse Cafi1/2, Vieux Carri1/2 Cocktail, and Absinthe Anisette as you imbibe the lore behind these libations. These colorful stories, including the creation of the Ramos Gin Fizz and the origin of the word cocktail, are stimulating sips of the zest of the Crescent City. Since its debut 1937, Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em has brought a twist of Bourbon Street to homes worldwide.show more

About Stanley Clisby Arthur

Stanley Clisby Arthur is the author of Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix Em and Old New Orleans: Walking Tours of the French Quarter, both published by Pelican.show more

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