1935 Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book
THE OLD WALDORF-ASTORIA BAR BOOK SIDNEY WILLIAMS, in the PIDLADELPIDA INQUIRER: "Of making bar books there is no end, and the best conceivable is 'The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book.' Here we have recipes for more than 500 cocktails and appetizers proved, and in many cases invented at the big brass rail of the original Waldorf ••• He has added to this imposing list of formnlas a number of recipes for standard cocktails and mixed drinks, mostly gathered outside of the United States. His unrivaled manual is agreeably supplemented by chapters written in the spirit of a historian and a connoisseur .•• A well-made hook and encyclopedic in its field." LAWTON MACKALL, in the November, 1935, ESQUIRE: "Mixers' guides have been compiled, with the aid of good bartenders, by all the leading gin, whiskey, rum, vermouth, aperitif, and liquor firms. The most complete manual ever gotten together-a tome too big for your pocket and costing full bookstore price, but worth it-is 'The Old Waldorf Bar Book.'" GEORGE CURRIE, in BROOKLYN EAGLE: "Seasonable and wi!!e .•• Crockett's book is keen for setting things right•••• Something more than merely a sort of cook book for the tippler in the home. It is one man's history of noble drinking and offers 500 noble experiments to the adventurous. It offers them with a cheerfnl 'Here's How' and a sage admonition concerning the dynamic qualities of each with a view to aiding in the keeping of one's head within reason. Nostalgically it breathes the spirit of a time when a drunk was a souse and not the life of the party.'' HARTFORD COURANT: "While primarily, a manual of depend– able recipes for a large variety of mixed drinks, its chief interest for a mass of readers will lie in the reminiscent notes and anecdotes concerning the 'old days.'" SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE: "Ranges as far as Cuban concoctions and Jamaican jollifiers. Some of the mixed drinks it records constitute a marvelous medley.'' G. SELMAR FOUGNER, NEW YORK SUN'S authority on drinks: "Highly authoritative." (Frequently quoted by Mr. Fougner.) PRINTER'S INK: "Among the more authentic repeal literature Stands out above so many of the cocktail recipe books." BOSTON TRANSCRIPT: "A hook the younger generation needs ... It telis all fledgling imbibers just what the famous old drinks really are.'' PITTSBURG SUN TELEGRAPH: "Sparkling and effervescing con– tribution to post-prohibition literature." NEW YORK TIMES: "A first rate example.'' CAMDEN, N. J. COURIER: "Takes top rank." DOUGLAS GILBERT in the WORLD TELEGRAM: "Delightful compendi0D1.'' Price $2.00; $2.15 by Express. Orders not accompanied by cash or equivalent, filled only C. O. D. A. S. CROCKETT 781 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y.
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