Old Man Drinks
Timeless Cocktails From a Bygone Era
Quirk Books - c/o Chronicle Books
4.39 x 6.11 · 160 pages
CDN $17.95 · cl
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!
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of The Encyclopedia Shatnerica (Quirk, 2008), Christopher Walken A to Z (Quirk, 2008), and other nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.