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American Cocktail Books, 1869-1939
Selected Titles from Library of Congress Collections

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Photo: Bartenders and men with drinks at a bar.
Interior of a crowded bar moments before midnight, June 30, 1919, when wartime prohibition went into effect New York City. Prints & Photographs Catalog, Library of Congress
This survey of titles from the general collections of the Library of Congress includes some early books from the "golden age" of mixology and a number of titles published following the repeal of Prohibition. The books listed here are available in the Science and Business Reading Room.


After the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed with the passage of the Twenty-First Amendment in 1933, a wave of publications appeared, ranging from serious handbooks for professional mixologists to lighter guides for entertaining at home. One common theme in these books is that, while alcohol consumption never stopped, and in fact probably increased, during Prohibition, people were consuming the very lowest grade in an uncivilized manner. In general, the publications work to remedy the ills of Prohibition, to restore sophistication and good taste, along with reviving the lost art of mixology. Some of the books are sponsored by distillers, others appear to be independent ventures. Although most were published during the Great Depression, they don't always reflect that event in any obvious way. As a group, they present an interesting mix of looking both backward and forward, with their art deco covers and recipes for Marcel Waves and New Deal Cocktails, as well as cups and fizzes from before World War I.

100 famous cocktails: the romance of wines and liquors, etiquette, recipes, published in collaboration with Oscar of the Waldorf. New York, Kenilworth Press, c1934. 46 p.
Note: "By Anderson Russell."
Contains a photo portrait of Oscar, "host par excellence of the Waldorf-Astoria". The book includes a discussion of wines, as well as a description of the history and social importance of drinking, a history of the Waldorf Bar, and cocktail recipes.
TX951.A47 1934 <SciRR Desk>

Altschul, Ira D. Drinks as they were made before Prohibition. Santa Barbara, CA, Press of the Schauer Printing Studio, Inc., c1934. 51 p.
"Dedicated to the memory of the Potter Hotel, Santa Barbara California."
"During the life of Prohibition when good liquor was hard to get (and still is) the most rancid poison was sold as whiskey, gin and liqueurs."
TX951.A4 <SciRR Desk>

A Mixer. The Bartender's friend: a compilation of the best in mixology from reliable sources. New York, Jarmor Pub. Co., c1933. 170 p.
"By A Mixer"
(pseud.) Copyrighted by F. I. Brown.
"With the collaboration of Patrick W. Guinee formerly of the Old Iroquois Bar in Plainfield N.J., and one of the best mixers in the days when drinks were drinks."
Includes a dictionary section, recipes in alphabetical order, and tips for the professional bartender.
TX951.B78 <SciRR Desk>

Anderson, Frederick. Handbook of modern cocktails. Stamford, CT, J. O. Dahl, c1934. 48 p.
This handbook was one in a series of hospitality employee manuals produced by J. O. Dahl. Written for the professional bartender, it includes practical tips such as the proper way to pronounce 'madame' and how to stir a martini.
TX951.A43 <SciRR Desk>

Anderson, Henry Wade. Know your drinks: all the favorite alcoholic beverages of the world listed and described by Juan de la Roche.
Cincinnati, OH, H. W. Anderson, c1933. 32 p.
In his introduction, the author states that, between "sour homebrew, fiery moonshine, and insipid bathtub gin, the art of cultured drinking almost passed out of existence."
TX951.A45 <SciRR Desk>

Bailey, Alfred J. The mixologist ... a complete and up-to-date guide for the business establishment and home buffet. Denver, CO, A. J. Bailey, 1934. 130 p.
"For correct drinks."
The silver and black cover shows an elegant couple, an ashtray and cigarettes, and a cocktail; inside, there is a portrait of the author and illustrations of bar utensils. Recipes include the Zaza, the Ojen and the Morton Downey cocktails, the last named for the popular singer known as the "Irish Nightingale."
TX951.B22 <SciRR Desk>

Bartenders School, Inc., New York. Lecture notes ... . New York, Bartenders School Inc., c1933. 1 v.
Students' outline, beginning with lecture #1: malt liquors (beer) and including sections on wine, gin, vermouth and bitters, whiskey, rum and brandy. This typed outline comes from the Bartenders School at Kings Tower Building, 43rd Street at 8th Ave, New York (built in 1925, now demolished).
TX951.B33 <SciRR Desk>

Belth, George, and J. Mitchell Fain. Household guide to wines and liquors. New York, Bellson Syndicate, c1934.
48 p.
Includes a section on detecting adulteration of spirits. On the cover, male and female hands clink glasses.
TX951.B4 <SciRR Desk>

Bird, A. E. P. Cocktails, their kicks and side-kicks. New York, Bird & Turner, c1933. 28 p.
Features chapters on Cosmopolitans, Tropical Cruise Specials (includes a Lupita Cocktail made with tequila), Dixie Gems, Holiday Cheer, and Country Club Echoes. Also has the "old proverb" found in a number of these books: "To know the vintage ... one need not swallow the whole cask."
TX951.B55 <SciRR Desk>

Boothby, William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby's world drinks and how to prepare them. San Francisco, Printed by the Recorder printing & publishing co., c1934. 270 p.

Photo: Woman showing off spare tire cover on the back of an automobile that reads, "Repeal the 18th Amendment. The Crusaders." The Crusaders have new slogans. Chicago, Ill. Dec. 16, 1930. Miss Elizabeth Thompson was one of the first members of "The Crusaders" national organization formed to overthrow prohibition, to put the new tire cover on her car. Prints & Photographs Catlaog, Library of Congress

Cocktail Boothby's American Bartender (1891) was published in San Francisco where Boothby, who also served in the California legislature, tended bar for many years. The original work was greatly revised and expanded, and this posthumously published edition contains 250 pages of recipes, mainly for cocktails but also including highballs, juleps, punches and miscellaneous drinks.
TX951.B76 1934 <SciRR Desk>

Bowen, Harvey E. The mixer ... San Francisco, Select Publications, c1933. 16 p.
"Just what you need so that you can make at home cocktails, fizzes, juleps, eggnogs, charged drinks, long cocktails and many other pleasing combinations."
TX951.B77 <SciRR Desk>

Bradley, James Frederick. Cocktails, wines and liquors: an illustrated manual for use in the home. New York, Bradley Enterprises, c1934. 63 p.
The green art deco cover shows a shaker and cocktail glass. Inside, there are a few line drawings of glassware, bar tools, and a woman in an evening dress seated at the bar.
TX951.B773 <SciRR Desk>

Bredenbek, Magnus. What shall we drink? popular drinks, recipes and toasts. New York, Carlyle House, c1934.
215 p.
This contribution toward restoring the art and etiquette of cocktail culture came from a long-time newspaper editor. It includes recipes for cocktails, often accompanied by their histories, suggestions for serving wines and beers, and a lengthy section on toasts.
TX951.B775 <SciRR Desk>

Browne, Charles. The Gun club drink book, being a more or less discursive account of alcoholic beverages, their formulae and uses, together with some observations on the mixing of drinks. New York, London, C. Scribner's Sons Ltd., 1939. 190 p.
Illustrated lining-papers.
Although it was written as a response to Prohibition (and Repeal), publication of this book was delayed until 1939. Includes a chapter on liquor legislation and control, personal wine lists from various experts and connoisseurs, and a wine list from the St. Regis Hotel. TX951.B785 <SciRR Desk>

Cobb, Irvin S. Irvin S. Cobb's own recipe book. Louisville, Frankfort Distilleries, 1934. 51 p.
'Written by Mr. Cobb for Frankfort Distilleries, Inc."
On the cover of this promotional book, men in fashionable suits congregate at the bar. The introduction notes Irvin Cobb was born and bred in Kentucky and has "personally experimented with the delights of whiskey in all its manifestations." The book contains a long "dissertation" on American bourbon and rye, with illustrations, and some recipes with commentary by the author.
TX951.C6 <SciRR Desk>
Bright colors depict two women at table that has bottles & glasses.  One woman sits primly in a dark dress; the other, clothed in bright colors and pearls, smiles and throws her arms up, with a glass in one hand.
Mrs. Ella Boole vs. Miss Texas Guinan. Prints & Photographs Catalog, Library of Congress
Cheerio, 101 best cocktail recipes. Chicago, Utility Booklet Co., c1933. 48 p. The cover depicts jolly anthropomorphized bar tools dancing in a circle, while the introduction laments the fact that "for the past 14 years our palates have been tortured." Recipes include the Repeal Cocktail, the Hotcha-cha, and the Schnozzola. TX951.C48 <SciRR Desk> Cohan, Erwin. Here's how. Philadelphia, Columbia Publishing Company, c1933. 108 p.
"Here's How by Clegg: Dedicated to a date December 5, 1933, the return of Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness."
From the modern cover showing well-dressed men and women lifting elegant cocktail glasses in a toast, to the wine glossary at the back, this book celebrates drinking as an art, not to be vulgarized by "jags."
TX951.C72 <SciRR Desk>

Crockett, Albert Stevens. The old Waldorf-Astoria bar book; with amendments due to Repeal of the XVIIIth. New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1934. 177 p.
Stevens, a well-known newspaperman and bon-vivant, was given the old bar book from the Waldorf-Astoria while he was writing a history of the establishment, which closed during Prohibition. With Repeal, he created a revised and amplified version of this "authoritative compendium of the authentic cocktails of a by-gone day." Includes cultural history mixed with cocktail recipes and histories, sections on French, Cuban and Jamaican drinks, a history of the Waldorf, and a glossary.
TX951.C77 1934 <SciRR Desk>

Crowley, Charles E. A complete ritual of conviviality, hospitality and hilarity... New York, Humor Publishing Corp., c1933. 79 p.
Photo: A man's foot with wood blocks on the bottom of his shoe.
Prohibition Unit (Cow Shoes), 6/28/24. Prints & Photographs Catalog, Library of Congress
On the cover a group of men, and a woman in a swanky red dress are served cocktails by a mustachioed bartender; inside there is a full page pen and ink illustration of Repeal giving Prohibition the boot, titled "The New Deal." Includes many cartoons and some drinking songs with music. On the cover: "The Perfect Bartending Host at Home: 300 Cocktails, Highballs and what have you! Drinking Songs, Humorous Sayings and Toasts, Snicks, Snacks, Wisecracks."
TX951.C78 <SciRR Desk>

Drex, Alexander. The A B C of wines, cocktails & liqueurs. New York, The Crown Publishing Company, c1933. 44 p. Yellow cover with red text: "What they are! How to serve them! Correct Drinks for all Occasions!" The bulk of this book is given over to information on wines of Europe and the United States. Copyrighted and published under a pseudonym. TX951.D7 <SciRR Desk>

Driscoll, John Francis. The bartender's friend, a book with a wealth of information. Chicago, c1933. 64 p.
"How to prepare and mix all popular American alcoholic drinks commonly served...previous to the enactment of the Prohibition law." The author spent over twenty years working in establishments in the U.S. and in Mexico, where he worked at the Monte Carlo casino in Tijuana, a popular destination for Americans during Prohibition.
TX951.D75 1933 <SciRR Desk>

Driscoll, John Francis. The drink master. 5th rev. De luxe ed. Chicago, L. M. Driscoll, c1934. 64 p.
"A choice Collection of 400 Famous drinks." Flips, collins, daisies, toddies: this book has recipes for "new and modern drinks" and the best of "Ye Olden Times."
TX951.D75 1934b <SciRR Desk>

Durr, Alfina. Fashions in drinks. San Pedro, CA, Krieger Printing Company, c1933. 28 p.
Copyright Oct. 1933 by May Macalpine Durr. Bound with a ribbon, the cover features a top-hatted man with a red nose. Recipes for cocktails, canapés and hors d'oeuvres. The author was an artist and a resident of San Pedro.
TX951.D8 <SciRR Desk>

Edwards, William MacArthur. How to mix drinks. Philadelphia, David McKay Company, c1936. 102 p.
This book has a hole punched in the corner and a cord, presumably for handy hanging near the bar. On the red, white and blue cover, red-gloved hands reach for a cocktail glass, forming stripes. While the emphasis is on cocktails, including the Dorothy Gish, Golden Slipper, Chicago, Chorus Baby, Cupid, Havana, Hurricane, and Pink Lady, this book also includes a few sours, toddies, flips, slings, shrubs, sangarees and cups.
TX951.E33 <SciRR Desk>

Elliott, Virginia, and Phil D. Strong. Shake 'em up! a handbook of polite drinking. New York, Brewer and Warren, c1930. 80 p.
Published in 1930, "the twelfth year of Volstead," this book anticipated Repeal by several years. The silver art deco cocktail shaker on the cover underscores the authors' stated purpose to make a book "for the 1930 American." In addition to recipes, the book addresses snacks, food, hangovers and polite drinking, and is meant for the host or hostess rather than the professional mixologist.
TX951.E4 <SciRR Desk>

Feery, William C. Wet drinks for dry people. Chicago, Bazner Press, c1932. 59 p.
"By William C. Feery B.B." a "busted banker." The 1920 federal census lists a William C. Feery, born in 1898, working as a bank clerk in Chicago. Written for the home bartender, the recipes include Plum Cocktail, Bees Knees, and hangover remedies.
TX951.F4 <SciRR Desk>

Flanders, Charles R. Gourment au Vatel: an authoritative guide to the proper selection, handling, mixing and serving of wines and liqueurs. Boston, M. F. Foley Company, c1934. 119 p.
M. F. Foley Company (now Foley), a purveyor of sea food to restaurants, hotels and other institutions, has been in business since 1906. This book is for the professional, with detailed pairings of wines and seafood, and suggested wine service for parties of different nationalities. On the cover is a large red lobster embracing a bottle of sherry, with more seafood pictured on the back cover.
TX951.F55 <SciRR Desk>

Giggle water, including eleven famous cocktails of the most exclusive club of New York as served before the war when mixing drinks was an art. New York, C. S. Warnock, c1928. 152 p.
Published during Prohibition, this book contains recipes for home-made gin, cordials and brandies, as well as cocktails.
TX951.G47 <SciRR Desk>

Gray, James. After Repeal: what the host should know about serving wines & spirits, proper glassware & cocktail recipes. Saint Paul, Brown-Blodgett Company, c1933. 33 p.
Opens with a discussion of the evil effects of Prohibition, when "in place of all the fine formality that had accompanied drinking, we were obliged to accept the shabby ways of concealment and subterfuge."
Subheadings include: The Hip Flask Is Dead, Setting the Table for a Post-Prohibition Dinner, and Making a Match between Wine and Food.
TX951.G7 <SciRR Desk>

Guyer, William, ed. The merry mixer. New York, Jos. S. Finch & Co., 1933. 63 p.
Includes amusing illustrations by Herbert F. Roese.
TX951.G86 1933 <SciRR Desk>

Hartman, Dennis. Wines and liqueurs, what, when, how to serve ... Washington, Congressional Press, Inc., c1933. 23 p.
Subtitle: The right drink served the right way will drive all your troubles away...
"In over thirteen years of legal aridity, we, as a nation, have unfortunately lost any delicacy of taste in alcoholic beverages we might have been acquiring prior to 1919."
TX951.H3 <SciRR Desk>

Photo: A large crowd of people, almost all men, look upward while standing jammed together. Broadway celebrates repeal. Police, some on horseback, work to contain celebrating crowd outside the Hotel Astor.

Hayes, Joseph J. The inside tip: to the man that came back, the bar-tender. New York, Printed by Imperial Press, c1933. 96 p.
The cover of this small book has a drawing of a bartender in action; recipes range from absinthe to wine lemonade.
TX951.H35 <SciRR Desk>

Hoffman, Henry. The 'Count' reminisces: presenting in authentic, concise form the famous drink mixing recipes and data by "Count" Henry Hoffman. Saint Louis, c1933. 34 p.
In 1933, Hoffman was the "genial host of the Hofbrau," at the Hotel Mayfair in St. Louis.
TX951.H6 <SciRR Desk>

Huntington, Richard Thomas. The beverage service manual. Stamford, CT, J. O. Dahl, c1935. 61 p.
For the professional: "With the Repeal of the 18th amendment, beverage service again became a legal and honorable profession."
TX951.H8 <SciRR Desk>

Johnson, Harry. The new and improved illustrated bartenders' manual. Rev. ed. Newark, NJ, Charles E. Graham & Co., 1934. 271 p.
From the Publisher: "Harry Johnson, the 'DEAN' of Bartenders, published this original manual about 1860. This complete guide for mixing drinks and running a successful bar was the authoritative manual when drinking was an art. The prices shown in this revised edition are Harry's own - out of date to be sure - the recipes, however, we vouch for. Some brands are not now obtainable - substitute modern brands."
TX951.J71 1934 <SciRR Desk>

The Knickerbocker, revised bartender's guide. Seattle, Seattle Printing & Publishing Co., c1934. 104 p.
Includes recipes for tinctures, syrups and a Repeal Cocktail.
TX951.K5 1934 <SciRR Desk>

Koch, Albin A., comp. Official mixing guide: a complete guide to the popular system of how to make fancy and mixed drinks. Chicago, Mode Art Studio, Inc., c1933. 36 p.
For the tavern and club, and for the home.
TX951.K6 <SciRR Desk>

A Manual on beers, wines and liquors for everybody: a manual of authoritative facts, data & statistics... . Alliance, OH, Beverage Research Bureau, c1934. 32 p.
Describes wine, beers and liquors, their history and manufacture; includes cocktail recipes and some ads for Ohio establishments.
TX951.B45 <SciRR Desk>

Meyer, Jean Robert. "Bottoms up." Brooklyn, NY, The Jean Robert Meyer Studio, c1934. 34 p.
"240 Cocktails, 60 Cartoons"
The cover has a drawing of a tipsy bon vivant, and many of the recipes are illustrated with original drawings. Meyer, a staff member of the Brooklyn Civil Defense Volunteer Office during WWII, also illustrated a pamphlet on "How to Find War Materials in Your Own Home and What to Do with Them to Help Win the War Sooner." (Brooklyn Eagle, Feb 2, 1944)
TX951.M4 <SciRR Desk>

Mueller, Charles Christopher, Albert Hoppe, and Alfred V. Guzman. Pioneers of mixing at elite bars: collection of recipes from log of American traveling mixologists, 1903-1933. New York, Trinity Press, c1934. 4 v.
v. 1. Pioneers of mixing wines
v. 2. Pioneers of mixing whiskeys, ryes and bourbons
       Return of Bacchus; Brief history of NY bars
v. 3. Pioneers of mixing liqueurs and cordials
v. 4. Pioneers of mixing Irish and Scotch whiskies
Mueller and his fellow mixologists present an impressive list of credentials, including work at private clubs during Prohibition.
TX951.M8 <SciRR Desk>

Nelson, Charles B. The instructor: recipes, how to mix, handle and serve ... contains over 500 drinks. Kansas City, MO, Nease Printing Co., c1933. 25 p.
Recipes for "many famous mixed drinks both of the past and of the present."
TX951.N5 <SciRR Desk>

North, Sterling. So red the nose; or Breath in the afternoon. Edited by Sterling North and Carl Kroch; illustrated by Roy C. Nelson. New York, Farrar & Rinehart c1935. 72 p.
This book is organized around a project in which the authors asked "several of the literati to concoct holiday drinks." Contributors include Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Woollcott, Oliver La Farge and Theodore Dreiser. Entries are accompanied by a caricature of each author.
TX951.N6 <SciRR Desk>

Powner, Willard Earle. The complete bartender's guide: how to mix drinks. Chicago, The Charles T. Powner Co., c1934. 128 p.
In his foreword, the author briefly describes the migration of the American cocktail to Cuba, Mexico and Europe, and states "the old art of mixing drinks is now being revived in its country of origin."
TX951.P6 1934 <SciRR Desk>

Proskauer, Julien J. Fun at cocktail time. New York, Seagram-Distillers Corporation, c1934. 38 p.
The author was a friend of Harry Houdini and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and his book contains an assortment of bar tricks and illusions. Recipes are attributed to barmen from venues around New York City, as well as several European bars and restaurants. "Provided by Seagram's, distillers since 1857."
TX951.P7 1934b <SciRR Desk>
Photo: A man sits in an automobile while two others stand outside.  A badge-shaped sign on the door of the auto reads, "Stop. U.S. Official Bureau of Prohibition."
Prohibition men  stop when you see this sign. Prints & Phtotgraphs Catalog, Library of Congress.
Reibstein, August. Mixology: recipes for old and new mixed drinks. New York, August Reibstein, c1933. 76 p.
Intended as a guide "for those employed in hotels, clubs, grill bars, etc. as well as for the home ..." Includes a photograph of the author.
TX951.R37 <SciRR Desk>

Reinhardt, Charles Nicholas. Cheerio! a book of punches & cocktails, how to mix them. New. Rev. and enl. ed. New York, The Elf, 1930. 53 p.
Includes a section on "Celebrities' favorite drinks: what some of our best known people drink when they are abroad," as well as a number of toasts. The author was "formerly of Delmonico's."
TX951.R4 1930 <SciRR Desk>

"Saloon secrets exposed:" the book of the hour giving full instruction on how to prepare 151 tasty pre-war concoctions. Chicago, New Deal Syndicate, c1933. 60 p.
"The Book of the Hour."
Features recipes for "One Hundred and Fifty One Popular American Drinks B4 the War," from absinthe to punches.
TX951.S3 <SciRR Desk>

Sasena, Joseph P., and Charles A. Sasena. Fine beverages and recipes for mixed drinks. Cleveland, c1933. 66 p.
The Sasena brothers worked at the historic Cleveland Athletic Club for more than thirty years, and their book is replete with information on cocktails and wine. Recipes include the Thanks-to-Our President- Cocktail and the Repeal Special. In the foreword, journalist Jack Kennon notes that "America has decided on a return to sanity and good fellowship."
TX951.S35 <SciRR Desk>

Shaw, Alex D., & Co. Simple facts about wines, spirits, ale and stout. New York, Alex D. Shaw & Co., Inc., c1934. 64 p.
More of a product guide than a recipe book, this book discusses all types of wines, beers and spirits.
"Wine merchants since 1881."
TX951.S5 <SciRR Desk>

Silver dollar bar, how to mix drinks plain and fancy: containing clear and reliable directions for mixing drinks of various kinds. Chicago, Schiller & Eiseman, Garrick Theatre Building, c1933. 75 p.
The silver cover shows a lively bar scene. Includes recipes for Silver Bar drinks as well as most of the standard drinks.
TX951.S57 1933 <SciRR Desk>

Thomas, Jerry. The bon vivant's companion or How to mix drinks. Edited and with an introduction by Herbert Asbury. New York, A. A Knopf, 1928. 169 p.
The book includes a lengthy piece on Jerry Thomas, (1830-1885), written by Herbert Asbury, and first published in H. L. Mencken's American Mercury in December, 1928. This edition of Thomas' book was published by Asbury almost five years before Repeal.
TX951.T48 <SciRR Desk>

Wiley, James A., and Helene M. Griffith, comps. The art of mixing. Philadelphia, Macrae Smith Company, c1932. 49 p.
Silver cover with a red cocktail mixer. "In the long, dry (?) years the art of mixing drinks very nearly has become a lost art."
TX951.W5 <SciRR Desk>



Craddock, Harry, comp. The Savoy cocktail book; being in the main a complete compendium of the cocktails, rickeys, daisies ... and other drinks ... of ... 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle observations upon wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the manners and customs of people of quality in a period of some equality. The cocktail recipes in this book have been compiled by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel, London. The decorations are by Gilbert Rumbold. New & enlarged ed. London, Constable & Company,Ltd., 1933. 287 p.
One of the legendary bartenders of the 20th century, Craddock, who was born in England, worked at New York's Knickerbocker Hotel and the Hoffman House. He became a naturalized citizen in 1916, but, with the advent of Prohibition, he returned to England, purportedly after shaking the last legal cocktail in New York. He went on to become the head bartender of the American Bar at London's Savoy Hotel. In addition to the numerous illustrations and cocktail recipes, there is a short section on "cocktails suitable for a Prohibition country;" these are not temperance drinks, but instead call for ingredients easily obtained during Prohibition, such as grape juice, grenadine and "hooch whisky."
TX951.C76 1933 <SciRR Desk>

Foote, E. J. Will you take wine? A guide to the purchase, serving and appreciation of wines, cocktails, spirits, and liqueurs. London, Sir I. Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1935. 72 p.
Unlike other titles in this survey, this book takes no notice of Prohibition, but gives advice while describing numerous pitfalls to avoid when buying wine in the modern, hurried, world - not the least of which is wine fraud: "Incidentally ... the public should realize that some vintages are sold several times over, therefore, do not keep up this shouting for 1921 vintage any longer ... ." There are also short sections on beer and mixed drinks.
TX951.F6 <SciRR Desk>

Heath, Ambrose. Good drinks by Ambrose Heath. London, Faber & Faber Ltd., 1939. 239 p.
Bibliography: p. 226-229.
Ambrose Heath was a British journalist and food writer. This book includes his recipes for home-made drinks such as nettle beer and carrot wine. TX951.H44 <SciRR Desk>

Meier, Frank. The artistry of mixing drinks. Paris, Printed by Bishop & Sons, 1936. 176 p.
Limited edition on cream vellum paper.
By the bartender of the Ritz Bar, Paris. In addition to information on cocktails, mixed drinks, and wine, this book includes an array of useful information for the traveler, such as time differences, nautical miles, world measures, and comparative alcohol strengths. TX951.M37 <SciRR Desk>

Photo: A bar with back panels that curve back and forth in an undulating pattern.  There are plush bar stools, an ornate candelabra and painted decorations on the woodwork.
Hotel Delmonico cocktail lounge. Prints &Phtotgraphs Catalog, Library of Congress.

Toye, Nina, and A. H. Adair. Drinks--long and short , by Nina Toye and A.H. Adair; with a preface by X. Marcel Boulestin. London, W. Heinemann, Ltd., 1925. 67 p.
Includes recipes for nocino (walnut cordial) and sloe gin.
TX951.T6 <SciRR Desk>



The Science Reference Section has created a ViewShare project titled Mixology Books that provides access to digital copies of a small set of early mixology books from the Library's collections. These books were all published between 1869 and 1916, before Prohibition went into effect. The project provides easy access to these early books, which can be viewed/downloaded from the Internet Archive website or HathiTrust Digital Library.



Suggested subject headings include:

Alcoholic beverage industry
Cooking / Beverages
Drinking of alcoholic beverages--United States--History--20th century
Prohibition--United States



Asbury, Herbert. The great illusion: an informal history of Prohibition. New York, Greenwood Press, 1968 [c1950]. 344 p.
Includes bibliographies.
HV5089.A74 1968

Felten, Eric. How's your drink? cocktails, culture, and the art of drinking well. Chicago, Surrey Books, c2007. 205 p.
TX951.F46 2007

Gately, Iain. Drink: a cultural history of alcohol. New York, Gotham Books, c2008. 546 p.
Bibliography: p. 499-257.
TP573.A1 G38 2008

Grimes, William. Straight up or on the rocks: the story of the American cocktail. New York, North Point Press, 2001. 186 p.
Includes bibliographies.
TX951.G7867 2001

Miller, Anistatia R., and Jared M. Brown. Spirituous journey : a history of drink. London, Mixellany Limited, 2009. 2 v.
TP590.5.M55 2009

Okrent, Daniel. Last call: the rise and fall of Prohibition. New York, Scribner, 2010. 468 p.
Bibliography: p. 435-453.
HV5089.O47 2010

Smith, Andrew F. Drinking history: fifteen turning points in the making of American beverages. New York, Columbia University Press, c2013. 319 p.
Includes bibliographies.
TP527.S65 2013 <SciRR Desk>

Wondrich, David. Imbibe!: from absinthe cocktail to whiskey smash, a salute in stories and drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, pioneer of the American bar. New York, Perigee Books/Penguin Group, c2007. 317 p.
Bibliography: p. 301-303
TX951.W5663 2007 <SciRR Desk>

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