We may go to Europe for our chefs, but Europe comes to us for our bartenders.” W. C. Whitfield
In the Gay Nineties, the American bartender was considered an institutionhis fame spread across the globe and, according to Whitfield, visitors to America bowed before his skill in concocting tempting mixtures.”
Whitfield felt this attraction and admiration of the American bartender was because Americans will try anything once.” We enjoy experimenting and, when it comes to mixing drinks, we stop at nothing.” This led to much creativity behind the bar.
W. C. Whitfield’s Mixed Drinks & Cocktails combines two fully-illustrated books of recipes from this time periodJust Cocktails (published in 1939) and Here’s How: Mixed Drinks (1941)to teach readers everything they need to know about mixing drinks. In addition to information about equipment and measurements, this collection includes more than six hundred recipes, including:
The Bronx Express Ladies Delight Corpse Reviver Brandy Blazer Uncle Sam Highball And many more!
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