Dimensions: 7.09 × 9.06 × in
Published: September 2, 2008
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1584794909
ISBN - 13: 9781584794905
From the Publisher
"Waiter, I''ll have another."
Another cocktail, that is. Or, on second thought, make it a hundred
of them. In this bright, sprightly sequel to their immensely
popular "Vintage Cocktails" (1999), authors Susan Waggoner and
Robert Markel serve up authentic recipes for more than 100 fresh
classics from the golden age of libation.
Lavishly illustrated with full-color vintage art, garnished with
quotes, and studded with anecdotes and cocktail histories from the
era, "Cocktail Hour" also features lively sidebars that offer both
practical advice (such as pointers for throwing a perfectly swank
cocktail party) and fascinating bits of cocktail lore. Readers
learn what Frank Sinatra wrote on invitations to Rat Pack parties
("Black Tie and Sunglasses Required"), which movie offers a glimpse
of the Brown Derby''s original bar ("Mildred Pierce"), and what Cab
Calloway may have been drinking the night he covered a memory lapse
by singing "hi-de-ho" in the midst of a song (a Harlem cocktail,
the signature drink of the Cotton Club).
With completely new-but still classic-drinks, illustrations, and
anecdotal material, "Cocktail Hour" is a must-have for buyers of
the first book as well as a fine stand-alone volume for drink
lovers of all varieties.
About the Author
Susan Waggoner is the coauthor, with Robert Markel, of Vintage
Cocktails (STC) and Cocktails A-Go-Go. She is also the author of
STC's nostalgic It's a Wonderful Christmas and the novel Better
Than Chocolate. She lives in New York City. Robert Markel is an
independent literary agent based in New York and the former
editor-in-chief of Grossett & Dunlap and Macmillan.