Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide 1862 Reprint

Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide 1862 Reprint : How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant's Companion

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This 248 page Green Cover 1862 Bartenders Guide is the FIRST cocktail book, in its first version, now in an affordable reprint as it first appeared. It was first known as "How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant's Companion" and published in 1862 with "A Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, Liquors, Fancy Syrups, etc, etc" by Christian Schultz appended at the back, since any good bartender was supposed to know how to both mix and make. It includes drinks that we still know today like the Mint Julep and lesser known drinks like Flip and Fizz. One can use it to impress your friends making the Balaklava Nectar, Locomotive, and Blue Blazer. Originals of any of the Jerry Thomas editions in just about any condition have been fetching $400 to $1500 in 2015, so enjoy this inexpensive reprint and spend your savings in studious enjoyment!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 13mm | 440g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507555709
  • 9781507555705
  • 55,112

About Dr Jerry Thomas

Jeremiah (Jerry) P. Thomas (1830-1885) considered "the father of American mixology," wrote the first Cocktail book and was the most famous bartender of his time. He had saloons in California and New York (below Barnum's American Museum). He developed showy techniques, such as the Blue Blazer, and promoted himself heavily in images and product. The New York Times state Thomas was "very popular among all classes."show more

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