Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks.
A Collection of recipes for "Cups" and Other Compounded Drinks, and of general information on beverages of all kinds.London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1869 Stock Code: 143703
First edition of this early guide to bartending, covering wine, cocktails, and other drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The book underwent several editions, and, though the word cocktail is only used a few times, helped to further popularise the mixing of drinks. The work has also recently been cited as a further stage in gin's evolution from a Hogarthian blight to a respectable and sophisticated drink (Dave Broom, Gin: The Manual, 2005; and Olivia Williams, Gin Glorious Gin, 2014).
Duodecimo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in blind on gilt background, brown endpapers.
Cloth marked, some light foxing. A very good copy.
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