How to Mix Drinks

By: Edwards, Bill

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Book Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's blue cloth binding with an illustration on the front cover showing an artistic rendering of the American flag with a blue star-spangled shape in the upper-left corner, a white background, and red hands and sleeves resembling the stripes. One of the hands holds a glass with a drink. Upper-left corner has an original punched hole extending through the whole book with an original red string tie to hang the book while making the recipes. Printed text on front cover: "Drinks: How to Make Them, How to Serve Them." 5 1/4" x 7 1/2." 102 pages, complete. Black and white illustrations, complete. Pages and covers are clean and intact overall. Small scuff to illustration on the front cover measuring about 3/4" x 1/2." Some discoloration to the spine measuring about 1/2" x 2." Lacks front and back endpapers. Glue repair along the back hinge. Excerpt from the Foreword: "Confronted with a fascinating array of bottles--tall, short, square or round, varying in color from white and transparent to richest amber, gold capped and glinting with light--containing whiskeys, rums, gins, wines, liqueurs, bitters and fruit syrups, the question arises, WHAT shall we Mix--and HOW? There are possible--combinations of the above--which when poured into iced glasses will result in stimulating delights, elations, quickenings of the wit, brilliant conversational forays OR distressing messes and unsavory fluids, depressing in effect and of real harm to your guests. ... Its recipes if followed with care and precision will produce a variety of drinks ranging from Dry to Sweet and embodying every known ingredient with its own haunting flavor." This book features a multitude of alcoholic drink recipes in the following categories: Cocktails, Sours, Toddies, Flips, Eggnogs, Tom Collins, Slings, Shrubs, Sangarees, Highballs, Fizzes, Coolers, Rickeys, Daisies, Fixes, Juleps, Smashes, Cobblers, Frappes, Punches, and Cups.