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What is the best cocktail recipe book?

Concern by WproofDC: What is the finest cocktail recipe book?
I am about to purchase a book with cocktails recipes, since it’s much more easy to have the book than searching the Google whenever you ‘d such as to blend up brand-new cocktail.

What do you suggest?

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Response by Mizz SJG
Well … below’s a list of soooooo amy authentic cocktail recipe books …

Friday, March 4, 2011Cocktail books collection

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pre-1920 Vintage Cocktail Books
This is the up-to-date list of the pre-1920 anitiquarian bar & cocktail books in my collection.
(Only those which were released in the US or the UK in English. I have actually detailed the French, Spanish, and German books separately.).

1862 Ways to Mix Drinks or the Bon Vivant’s Friend – Jerry Thomas ($ 2.50 edition).
1869 Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks – William Terrington.
1869 Cups and their Customs – anon. (2nd ed.).
1885 The Art of Blending & Compounding Liquors and Wines – Joseph Fleischman.
1887 American and various other Beverages – Charlie Paul.
1887 Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tender’s Guide – Jerry Thomas (Environment-friendly cover).
1887 Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tender’s Guide – Jerry Thomas (Red cover).
1887 Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tender’s Guide – Jerry Thomas (Brown cover).
1891 Wehman’s Bartender’s Guide – Henry J. Wehman.
1891 Drinks รก la Mode – Mrs. de Salis.
1892 The Flowing Bowl – William Schmidt (The “just” William).
1892 Drinks of the World – Brian Mew & John Ashton.
1895 The Mixicologist – C.F. Lawlor (Revised Ed.) (170-page softcover ed.).
1895 The Mixicologist – C.F. Lawlor (Modified Ed.) (174-page softcover ed.).
1895 Modern American Drinks – George J. Kappeler.
1899 The Streaming Bowl – Edward Spencer.
1899 Ye Cocktails – Cocktails How to make them – anon.
1900 The new and better showed Bartender’s Handbook – Harry Johnson.
1901 The Cocktail Book – Sideboard Guide for Gentlemen (L.C. Page & Company).
1902 The Cocktail Book – Sideboard Guide for Gentlemen (John Mc Queen).
1904 Drinks as they are blended – Paul E. Lowe.
190x Drinks as they are blended – Paul E. Lowe (Grein & Pahls Drink Mixer’s Manual ed.).
1906 Louis’ Mixed Drinks – Louis Muckensturm.
1906 A Bachelor’s Cupboard – A. Lyman Phillips.
1908 Jack’s Handbook – Recipes for Fancy Drinks – Jack A. Grohusko.
1909 Beverages – Ways to Mix and the best ways to Serve – Paul E. Lowe (US ed.).
1909 Drinks – The best ways to Mix and ways to Serve – Paul E. Lowe (UK ed.).
1910 Jack’s Guide – Recipes for Fancy Drinks – Jack A. Grohusko.
1912 Bartender’s Guide – How to mix drinks, Wehman Bros.
1912 Dr. Siegerts Complete Mixing Guide – Angostura Bitters.
1913 Applegreen’s Bar Book – John Applegreen (4th ed.).
1914 Rawling’s Book of Mixed Drinks – Ernest P. Rawling.
1914 New Bartender’s Guide – 2-in-1 – L. & M. Ottenheimer.
c1914 Modern Drinks (Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.).
c1914 The World’s Drinks and Ways to blend them – William T. Boothby.
1917 The Ideal Bartender – Tom Bullock.
191x Snake bites or something – Excellent Cheer – anon.
191x Drinks – Jacques Straub.
191x The Streaming Bowl – Edward Spencer (4th ed.).
191x Liquor Book – Clysmic King of Table Waters.

(Updated March, 27, 2011)

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One Comment

  1. Not sure if this one is out of print by now, but the best I know of is “Gentleman’s Companion”. You might try thru Amazon or Powells.com for this one. If you’re into cocktail recipes, this is the place you’ll find the Sazarac, the Gimlet, the Old Fashioned and the Ramos and Silver Fizz recipes. In the brave new drinkin’ world of cute pastel soda pop type mixed drinks, a trip down memory lane is more for not just a Gentleman, but also for Ladies Who Know what a real man drinks. Oh yes, let’s not forget the Harvey’s Wallbanger – a great fave for around the pool on Friday evenings.