Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition

A Compendium Of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, And Occasionally Appalling Potations From Bygone Eras

by Lesley M. M. Blume and Grady McFerrin

Let's Bring Back

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Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition
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A Compendium Of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, And Occasionally Appalling Potations From Bygone Eras
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Lesley M. M. Blume and Grady McFerrin

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Culled from ancient times through the 1960s, these delectable vintage cocktails are by turns fizzy and silken, sweet and tart, lethal and prim. Some of them are absurd, several are sentimental, while others are outright scandalous.

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American bartender Harry Craddock mixes a drink at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1926. Craddock is known for helping to popularize the Corpse Reviver, one of the drinks featured in historian Lesley Blume's book about vintage cocktail culture. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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From Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition: A Compendium Of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, And Occasionally Appalling Potations From Bygone Eras by Lesley Blume. Copyright 2012 by Lesley Blume. Excerpted by permission of Chronicle Books.

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