Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide 1862 Reprint: How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant's Companion (Paperback)
Unabridged text of the Jerry Thomas 1862 Bartenders Guide, offered here for chump change. It is considered the first cocktail book, and this reproduction is based on the first published edition.
This 1862 edition includes "A Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, Liquors, Fancy Syrups, etc., etc." by Christian Schultz appended at the back, since any good bartender was supposed to know how to both mix and make.
Drinks include the Mint Julep and lesser known drinks like Absinthe Water, Flip, and Fix. One can use it to impress your friends making the Balaklava Nectar, Locomotive, and Blue Blazer.
Originals of the 1862 Jerry Thomas Bartender's Guide have been auction off for over $2,000, so buy this one and use the savings on practice