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Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo R. Ensslin (a reproduction of the 1917 edition) with a new introduction by David Wondrich. Softcover 74 pages.
The object of this book is to give a complete list of the standard mixed drinks that are in use at present in New York City, with directions for preparing the same in the most simple manner to get the best result. It is intended for use in the home as well as a guide for those employed in Hotels, Clubs, etc. It would be the final pre-Prohibition bartender’s guide from New York.
This book is also notable for being the first place the Brandy Alexander appeared in print. Originally
a gin-based Alexander cocktail, it was created at Rector’s, a popular New York City restaurant, where
bartender Troy Alexander invented the drink for a party celebrating the launch of an ad campaign for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad.