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Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide 1887 Reprint Paperback – July 11, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Save yourself some money and just print it yourself.
Myself, I'm a fan of old-fashioned cocktails, using simple hard liquors fancied up with spices, sugars and bitters. Brandy Toddy, for example, is brandy, sugar and hot water with nutmeg. Interestingly, all the Mint Julep recipes in this book seem to be brandy-based, rather than using bourbon like nowadays. Anyway, I am happy to have easy access to these old recipe. My father is working as a bartender and got a kick out of the advice the book offers for men of that profession -- always remember to wash your ice before you cut it!
This book IS NOT for the weak or the weary!
This book IS for those of you who feel like solving a lot puzzles.
(Finding a way to make these recipes today is quite difficult)
This book IS NOT an interesting read.
This book IS incredibly interesting.
This book IS NOT for those of you just starting out... PERIOD!
If you simply keep hearing Jerry Thomas, Jerry Thomas and want to learn more... READ:
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to ''Professor'' Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar.
David Wondrich does all the work for you and he does it incredibly, incredibly well.
*I do recommend keeping a dictionary handy and learning Latin.
Either way, it's nice to have it on your shelf.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super cheap print - seems like someone photocopies the original and printed this edition in their basement.Published 9 months ago by luca farielli
This book has recipes that make multiple gallons. I thought it was for cocktails. Seems very strange to have recipes this size.Published on October 4, 2013 by Jordan
I've wanted a copy of this book for a long time. I'm looking forward to re-creating all of these cocktails.Published on July 3, 2013 by Thomas Ufer
If you are interested in the history of drinkology, you will love this reprint. It offers the reader the historical insight to alcoholic beverages of it's time. Enjoy!Published on April 6, 2013 by J. Klopfer
My husband works for a wine and spirits distributor and he loves this type of stuff. We will definitely try some of the original recipes, so to speak!Published on January 18, 2010 by AllyInIndy