Among the hardest-core of the cocktail set, historic bar books like Jerry Thomasâ€™ famous â€śHow to Mix Drinks,â€ť Harry Johnsonâ€™s â€śBartendersâ€™ Manualâ€ť and C.F. Lawlorâ€™s â€śThe Mixicologistâ€ť long have been like the Holy Grail, oft desired but rarely seen, and when seen, hugely expensive. For the rest of us, they are but mere ephemera.Or, at least, thatâ€™s what they were. Now, thanks to the good folks at Mud Puddle Books, these books are easily obtainable historiographies, accessible, like almost ...
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