Item #37243 Cordial Cocktail Confidences. B. B. DORF.
Cordial Cocktail Confidences

Cordial Cocktail Confidences. New York: B. B. Dorf and Company, Press of Stettiner Bros. [1929].

First Edition. Original string bound wrappers, 6 by 4 inches, 24 pages (including wraps), full-page color illustrations of Dorf products including Old Maryland and Brandiac. Prohibition-era cocktail recipes utilizing Holloway's London Dry Jin and other nonalcoholic products. Introduction states: "Recently a visiting Frenchman observed that Prohibition has taught Americans how to make good cocktails. And it is true. In former years your bartender or butler mixed the drinks and they were without individuality or variety. Today the host takes as much pride in the excellence of his cocktails as the hostess in her savory cuisine. To invent a new cocktail, with apologies to Brillat-Savarin, is more important than to discover a new star. One is reminded of the old darky who, upon being rewarded with a glass of white mule by his employer, remarked that the drink was just right." One copy found on WorldCat. Very Good.

Price: $350.00

See all items in Cocktail Books
See all items by