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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744505
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744501
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.8 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A quirky little tome.”—Associated Press

“These charming aphorisms will make you the hit of the party.”—RadarOnline.com

Old Man Drinks is a book about the simple, timeless aspects of masculine drinking culture along with simple, timeless, masculine drink recipes.”—MadeMan.com

About the Author

Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books. His favorite Old Man Drinks include the Gimlet, the Cuba Libre, and the Gin and Tonic.

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The real Mad Men!
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The little bits of information and history are great!
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Great drink recipes!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By lowbone on September 10, 2010
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This book is essential for anyone trying to recreate classic cocktails in a bar or at home. The little bits of information and history are great! There was nothing wrong with these drinks the first time around, we should stop ruining them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By studentuiu on December 2, 2011
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Got this for my hubby for Christmas! The drinks are pretty basic, maybe even classics. There are lot's of sayings and photos in black and white that really make reading this fun. A great item to have on your bar while preparing your friends their favorite drinks! Makes a unique gift !
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. J. on February 2, 2011
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Great conversation piece to have floating around your home bar area. It's got some great one liners to laugh and talk about. I'm too young for my time. Barely out of college, I smoke cigars and a pipe, love scotch, so this is right up my there. Check it out if you want some out of style/forgotten drinks or if you need something differnt on your coffee table or bar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Kuhns on July 16, 2013
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I love this book. If you're a REAL cocktail drinker, that likes the taste of alcohol (aka, not Cosmos), then this book is for you. Some classic ones, and some I hadn't heard of. But all of them are very good. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LynZ Bee on January 30, 2013
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The drinks and the stories are great, just what I expected. The barstool wisdom and advice is a bit silly, it's just random (often a bit sexist) quotes from random guys with little to no strong through-line, intent or even comedic value. Our response when reading through was not much laughter as a deflated, "oh, well... okay. the recipes look good anyway"

Pretty good for the bar, not great for conversation.
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By Jspr86 on August 12, 2014
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Great old school book! The photos with the captions of some of these old timers who are just average Joes having a drink will make anyone laugh! I made a few of the drinks which were fantastic. The drinks will put hair in your navel, and lint on your head! Some were reminders of a better time when men were men! The real Mad Men! I could remember being at a wedding as a kid and seeing my Dad and Uncles having a few throwing around the names. The old names really brought back some memories! It's not the biggest book, it's a medium to small cocktail book. A fun show piece! A time lost, but not forgotten! No jokes just a few bar thoughts from the local drinkers!
I would highly recommend as a gift or to just have on hand to refresh the memory of drinks that you can serve today, for all to enjoy. I would purchase again. Fast shipping! I would highly recommend to a friend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robt0914 on October 23, 2013
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hardcover, so it'll last. the "wisdom" the title refers to are funny quotes from old- timers on life, relationships, etc.
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By Caz on March 21, 2014
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We bought this for a friend for Christmas who is only 30, but has always been sort of an "old soul". He likes smoking a pipe and drinking bourbon... so we thought this was a perfect gift! He really got a kick out of it and loved it. We thumbed through a lot of it before wrapping it and liked the book a lot. We might even get one for ourselves. My husband discovered he really likes an Old Fashioned drink from this book!
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More About the Author

Robert Schnakenberg has been called "the Howard Zinn of nerd pop culture." He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Old Man Drinks, Christopher Walken A-to-Z, Secret Lives of Great Authors, and The Encyclopedia Shatnerica--the world's first A-to-Z guide to the life and career of William Shatner. His work has appeared in Penthouse.

"Schnakenberg is the clown prince of American letters."--Jack Canfora, author of Jericho

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