Let's Bring Back

Let's Bring Back

The Cocktail Edition--a Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations From Bygone Eras

Book - 2012
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"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind." - Humphrey Bogart

At last, here's your excuse to catch up. IntroducingLet's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition, a compendium of long-forgotten libations due for a revival. Culled from ancient times through the 1960s, these delectable vintage cocktails are by turns fizzy and silken, sweet and tart, lethal and prim. Some of them are absurd, several are sentimental, while others are outright scandalous. They include:

- Angel's Tit - Guaranteed to shock goody-goodies
- Du Barry - To get your mistress into the mood
- Green-Eyed Monster - To serve to frenemies
- Monkey Gland - An unlikely fountain of youth
- Runt's Ambition - Serve this to men with Napoleon Complex

Throughout this illustrated tome, Lesley M. M. Blume divulges colorful cocktail history and barroom wisdom alongside one hundred and forty-four recipes that will delight aperitif aficionados for years to come. Whether you're toasting to an unexpected windfall, treating a malediction, or simply need an occasion to let your hair down,Let's Bring Back: The Cocktails Edition has the bevvy for you.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781452108261
1452108269
Branch Call Number: 641.874 BLU
Characteristics: 207 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: McFerrin, Grady

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lukasevansherman
Jul 25, 2014

As a cocktail enthusiast and home bartender, I'm always looking for good books on the subject which, sadly, are in short supply. The subtitle is a bit of a turn off and this book suffers from the author's whimsical, pleased with herself tone and approach. She seems to treat cocktails as if they're cute. That said, it's handsomely packaged and illustrated and there are a handful of good recipes.

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