September 2, 2008
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.