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THE BAR-TENDER'S GUIDE OR HOW TO MIX ALL KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS by Thomas, Jerry - 1887

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THE BAR-TENDER'S GUIDE OR HOW TO MIX ALL KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS by Thomas, Jerry - 1887

THE BAR-TENDER'S GUIDE OR HOW TO MIX ALL KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS

by Thomas, Jerry

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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1887. Hardcover. Near fine. Third edition, with a Wilport Press cancel on the title page. Laid in is a one sheet (4 ½" x 7") with instructions for measurements used in the book; for example, one wine glass is equivalent to four ounces or half a water tumbler. 12mo: 130 p. with textual illustrations. Original brown cloth binding, with black stamping. A remarkably fresh copy. Near fine.

Considered the father of American mixology, "Professor" Jerry Thomas (1830-85) published the first edition of this guide in 1862. It was the first cocktail book published in the United States and contained the first written accounts of many cocktails such as the Fizz, Brandy Daisy, and the Sour. Thomas updated the guide several times, and in this edition, which was published two years after his death, he introduced the Martinez, which is understood to be the precursor to the martini. It calls for one pony of Old Tom gin, a glass of vermouth, two dashes of Maraschino, and a dash of Boker's bitters with ice, garnished with a slice of lemon.
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  • Publisher Dick & Fitzgerald
  • Place of Publication New York
  • Date Published 1887
  • Keywords Cocktail Books, Mixology, Alcohol, Mixed Drinks, Spirits, Liquor, Bartending, New York Bartenders, Gastronomy, Manhattan

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THE BAR-TENDER'S GUIDE OR HOW TO MIX ALL KINDS OF PLAIN AND FANCY DRINKS; Containing clear and reliable directions for mixing all the beverages used in the United States, together with the most popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish Recipes; embracing punches, juleps, cobblers, etc. etc., in endless variety

by Thomas, Jerry

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Danbury, Connecticut: Behrens Publishing Company, 1887. Third Edition. Softcover. Good. Pamphlet, 7.25 x 4.50. Sunning and discoloration to top and spine edges, and spine paper covering missing an inch, at top and at bottom. Probably the third printing of Thomas's bartender's Guide. First published by Fitzgerald and Dick in 1862, after which publication changed to Fitzgerald, followed by Behrens. Some say this edition is revised, even though not marked as such, but there were copies out there which had been so marked. The author was appropriately called "The Father of Modern Mixology",not only owning and operating saloons and tending bar at some of the finest U.S. hotels, but writing about sundry recipes for drinks which had the effect of essentially elevating the stature of the bartender to that a thoroughly respectable professional. (NOTE: Sorry: my Martini Shaker NOT included). "...Of the three folklores of how it was invented, my favorite is the story of the Occidental Hotel. During the… Read More
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