From the Back Cover
"A classical work." -H. L. Mencken, early twentieth-century distinguished journalist, critic, and editor From the story behind the Side Car Cocktail to the secret of perfect Mississippi Planter's Punch, this effervescent collection is a spirited romp through the history and recipes of New Orleans's most famous cocktails. Concoct exotic beverages such as Pousse Café, Vieux Carré Cocktail, and Absinthe Anisette as you imbibe the lore behind these libations. These colorful stories, including the creation of the Ramos Gin Fizz and the origin of the word cocktail, are stimulating sips of the zest of the Crescent City. Since its debut 1937, Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em has brought a twist of Bourbon Street to homes worldwide.
About the Author
According to the introduction to Walking Tours of Old New Orleans, Arthur's greatest talent lay in his "ability to delve into neglected historical sources and give life to the facts within."