Dimensions: 160 pages, 6.28 × 4.26 × 0.8 in
Published: April 1, 2010
Publisher: Quirk Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1594744505
ISBN - 13: 9781594744501
About the Book
Forget boring mojitos, put down that tired cosmopolitan, and stop sipping that ridiculous appletini! It's time to embrace Old Man Drinks the cocktails your grandfather would remember from his nights on the town, way back during the Eisenhower administration. Here you'll find histories and recipes for Old-Fashioneds, Sidecars, Clover Clubs, Rusty Nails, Hot Toddys, Monte Carlos, and more than 60 other vintage cocktails. Accompanying the text are evocative black-and-white photographs of real old men enjoying their beverages of choice and dispensing such timeless words of wisdom as 'I'm gonna die some day, so I may as well drink' and 'I've taken an involuntary vow of celibacy.' Pull up a stool, break out the pickled eggs, and get ready for a round of Old Man Drinks!
From the Publisher
Lose those girly cocktails and start drinking like a real man—a real old man! These Old Man Drinks are guaranteed to put hair on that scrawny baby’s bottom you call a chest. From Boilermakers and Sidecars to Rusty Nails and Satan’s Whiskers, these old-school party starters go down just as rough as they sound. No pink drinks or foo-foo umbrellas here! Just the good stuff—whiskey, rye, bourbon, gin—and some priceless life lessons that only the very old can provide. So man up, quit your bitchin’, and grab a stool, ’cause it’s gonna be a long night.
About the Author
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books. His favorite Old Man Drinks include the Gimlet, the Cuba Libre, and the Gin and Tonic.
“A quirky little tome.”—Associated Press
“These charming aphorisms will make you the hit of the party.”—RadarOnline.com
“Old Man Drinks is a book about the simple, timeless aspects of masculine drinking culture along with simple, timeless, masculine drink recipes.”—MadeMan.com