" it's a really cute book with nice illustrations and a good sense of humor all the way around. It should make a good gift book this year."
"This amusing book by Lesley M. M. Blume is the perfect conversation starter for your holiday party. With more than 100 classic and humorous vintage drink recipes, such as 'Ants in the Pants' and 'Green-Eyed Monster,' Blume's history of cocktails and bars will have you laughing out loud as you mix."
"Most books on vintage cocktails stick to the tried-and-true classics, but a new one fights for the underdog. The delightfully named Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition: A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras
by Lesley M. M. Blume is a humorous, illustrated book that lists recipes for lesser-known vintage drinks like the Laughing Soup, Gloom Lifter, and Battery Charger. "
"If you're gifting a drinker, not an eater (and one with a sense of humor to boot), we suggest this little tome, subtitled "A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras." Occasionally appalling? Sounds like fun to us."
"Get tipsy together on bygone cocktails as you remember the year just past."
- Vanity Fair
"B+ . A fun book for those looking to hearken back to the days before molecular mixology."
-Good Spirits News
"Lets Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition
is such good reading--it's a mix of cocktail lore, recipes, anecdotes, and quotations-that I think even a teetotaler would enjoy it."
- The Paris Review
Holiday Gift Guide Pick " [a] charming trip into the libations and drunken lore of yesteryear."
The Daily Beast
Holiday Gift Guide Pick "With this much festivity to pour over ice, who needs mistletoe? "
-New York Times
About the Author
Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City, and has covered fashion, media, and culture for a wide variety of publications, from the Wall Street Journal
. She is also the Huffington Post's contributing style editor.