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The Ideal Bartender
Tom Bullock

  • First cocktail book published by an African-American author
  • Introduction by noted rum authority Ian Burrell
  • Originally published in 1917

This slim volume contains recipes for 173 of Tom Bullock's most famous and popular cocktails. Perhaps best known for mixing a Mint Julep so delicious that it was once the basis of a libel suit involving Theodore Roosevelt, Tom Bullock was the beloved and highly esteemed head bartender at the St. Louis Country Club during the American cocktail renaissance in the years before prohibition. Valuable as a mixological reference as well as a historic document, Tom Bullock's The Ideal Bartender is a remarkable volume and a must-have for anyone who strives to craft the finest cocktails.

[H]  Cocktail Kingdom  /  2015