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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616083948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616083946
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amanda Hallay is a writer, cultural historian, and trend analyst. She was born in America, grew up in England, and spent time in Paris working as a fashion writer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

David Wolfe was England’s leading fashion illustrator for two decades. His distinctive sketches graced the pages of British Vogue and the London Sunday Times. He now resides in New York and Connecticut.

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Amanda Hallay is a writer, college professor and cultural trend analyst. She was born in Ohio but grew up in England, where she lived for twenty years before relocating to France, where she spent the following sixteen years living and working in Paris as a journalist and magazine editor. She now resides in the U.S.A where she teaches Cultural History at a leading fashion college in Manhattan.

As a recognized authority on 20th Century Cultural History, Hallay often appears in the press, and has recently been quoted in 'Newsweek', 'The Sydney Times', 'The Las Vegas Review Journal', 'The Boston Globe', 'The Advocate', 'The Miami Herald', and 'The New York Daily News'.

Amanda's writing style varies between the comedic and the stylishly serious, her approach to popular history making use of the 'cultural connections' at the heart of her work.

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Got this for a friend's birthday and he loved it.
dscsf
For the rest of us, however, Vintage Cocktails: Retro Recipes For The Home Mixologist - beautifully illustrated by David Wolfe - really should be essential reading.
Mr BJM
This is such a fun read...Amanda's comments are hilarious throughout and make going through this book a blast.
Scarlet O'Hara

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By EMS on October 18, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This is one of those books chocked full of helpful recipes that is actually fun to read cover-to-cover, which is rare. Ms. Hallay tells a tale about each drink - whether it is about its history, its place in popular culture, or a funny personal anecdote. Each are written with a ton of British whimsy, that made me grin and chuckle, if not laugh out loud. The tale of how her male friend managed to order Grasshoppers without seeming less manly is hilarious!

With so many "mixologists" out there these days who are so stodgy and serious about drinks, I was starting to think that drinking had become as much of an ordeal as art appraisal. Ms. Hallay puts mixed drinks back in their proper context - it's all about having fun, sipping on something you like, and letting the flavors carry you to an era past and/or an exotic locale. The hand-drawn illustrations underscore that point.

This isn't to say that it's all story and light on the actual drink recipes. This one has a TON of them. No, it doesn't include fairly modern concoctions for frat boys and sorority girls. But in terms of vintage cocktails, there were a ton I had never heard of, but sound great, and probably should be brought back into regular rotation.

Even for the casual drinker, this is a great book to have on hand. It has tons of drink recipes to spice up a party, or order at a bar for a change of pace. But most of all, it is fun to read all the way through. Though I got it for myself, it will be on top of my list to give as a gift.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Florida`s on October 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was looking for a gift for my 'Mad Men' obsessed best friend, found this book, started thumbing through it, and had to buy a copy for my friend AND for myself! I have never read anything like it! Alternating between hilarious personal anecdotes and pop culture history, each cocktail comes with its own, individual story, the end result being an explosive rant against 'The New Sobriety' and how everyone now acts like a big, scared baby whenever they hear the word 'booze'! Hallay's is something of a comic genius, her sardonic sarcasm cutting through the usual BS as she delivers cocktail after cocktail, many with an appropriate caricature of the author that ties in with the drink in question. What I loved best was the sheer joy the author seemed to have when writing this book. Not afraid to be silly, Hallay pokes fun at absolutely everyone (from hipsters to Rupert Holmes) but mostly at herself, and her obsessive penchant for bygone days. I think I will be gifting this book a LOT come Christmas. If your family or friends have a sense of humor, then they're sure to love this unique take on the ubiquitous recipe book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Evie's Opinion on April 15, 2014
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Bought this as a gift for my husband. We both really enjoy it. Amanda wrote it for the drink recipes and for it to be read. She has a great sense of humor as well. We have made a many of the different drinks (ALL YUMMY of course) and enjoyed them, all while reading the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kaz on April 7, 2014
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Again, same friend with same upcoming birthday; bought this to compliment the other cookbooks with the celebrity/retro/1960's/Mad Men theme that I think she'll like.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EshaVonB on September 7, 2013
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Not what you'd really expect from a bartenders guide, or any of the like. This book goes beyond that. It brings life and adds character to each cocktail you drink. I love the back stories, they are so much fun to read. I bought this as a gift and had to by another for myself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dscsf on August 24, 2013
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Got this for a friend's birthday and he loved it. He uses it to make the vintage cocktails which always turn out perfectly. It's also a good read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Aveldson on April 4, 2013
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I love this book. It sure brought back memories of my parents cocktail parties,
This book delivers all the cocktails of the past. Reminds me of Bewitched episodes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Martin on March 6, 2013
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reading. Enjoy learning about mixology and this retro approach is a lot of fun. I'll be looking for more Hallay.
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