First Edition. Original soft cloth wrappers, three side staples, 120 pages, 6 by 2 1/2 inches. The introduction states: "The man who a few years ago could mix pretty nearly any drink called for at his bar would find himself in the novice class to-day if he had not remained behind the bar in this interval. Weird concoctions, smacking peculiarly of some one section of the country, have gained world-wide reputations. Names have been coined for them by the score, and strange names they are. A man from Reno might ask a New Orleans bartender to throw together for the joy of his palate an 'Electric Belt'. The New Orleans man would be a genius if he figured this one out. In the common parlance, the thirsty gentleman from Death Valley was pining for a 'Blue Blazer,' which any of the experienced men would be able to mix immediately. On account of this custom of tacking foolish names on to foolish drinks, we must apologize to our readers for omitting such extraordinary labels from our index. Otherwise we think we can say our formulas are up to the minute." Very Scarce pre-prohibition collection of cocktails. Very Good, modest wear to spine.
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