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Books for Vintage Cocktail Lovers

Joanna By Joanna Published on November 29, 2015

Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide: How to Mix Drinks (1862)

Modern American Drinks (1895)

Charles Henry Baker's The Gentleman's Companion (1900) volume II is about cocktails

Cocktails: How to Mix them by Robert Vermeire (1922)

Savoy Cocktail Book (1930)

Harry Johnson's Bartenders Manual (1934)

Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book (1935)

Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide (1935)

Official Mixer's Manual (1940) by Patrick Gavin Duffy 

Esquire's Handbook for Hosts (1949)

Joanna has twice won certificates of honour (and a free beer) for demonstrating “extraordinary courage against the unsurmountable Phaal”, a ludicrously spicy curry.