Let's Bring Back

The Cocktail Edition: A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras

By Lesley M. M. Blume; Grady McFerrin (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9781452108261, 207pp.)

Publication Date: September 2012

List Price: $18.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description
"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind." - Humphrey Bogart
At last, here's your excuse to catch up. Introducing Let'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.



About the Author
Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City, and has covered fashion, media, and culture for a wide variety of publications, from the Wall Street Journal to Vogue. She is also the Huffington Post's contributing style editor.

Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City, and has covered fashion, media, and culture for a wide variety of publications, from the Wall Street Journal to Vogue. She is also the Huffington Post's contributing style editor.


NPR
Thursday, Dec 27, 2012

This holiday season, instead of settling for the standard martini, historian Lesley Blume suggests you reach for a taste of bygone cocktail culture. She offers tips for picking the right antique elixir, as well as the original recipe for one of Ernest Hemingway's favorites. More at NPR.org

NPR Audio Player Requires Flash Upgrade: Please upgrade your plug-in to view this content.

Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile