So, one of the things I’ve wanted to start doing this new year was to point all of you to strange and wonderful resources I’ve found online.
I’m still in the process of perusing all of the following bartending books from the following flickr gallery, but it looks pretty snazzy.
When I was writing about the Tamarind Martini, I wrote about our fear of pairing cocktails with food. This gem Shake ‘Em Up! is a cocktail book published in 1932 at the end of Federal Prohibition. Elliot and Strong started writing the book at the beginning of this era in 1920. The book not only describes some classic cocktails that I have literally never seen in my years of becoming a cocktail aficionado, but it takes it a step further to describe the cocktail and then the food pairings. It’s amazing, and you should check it out here.
Some of the resources include sheet music about cocktails or liquors or highballs. It’s a pretty fantastic beginning to a gallery collection. You should check out her entire gallery.
I really want Shake ‘Em Up, What Shall We Drink?, and The World’s Drinks and How to Mix Them, but I can’t figure out how to download them without downloading an image at a time. If you know, please tell me or just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day, and I’ll tell you about mine later. My Valentine bought me almost everything I need for my Bartender’s Garden.
As always, happy and safe drinking.