At last, here’s your excuse to catch up.
Introducing Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition, a compendium of long-forgotten libations due for a revival. Culled from ancient times through the 1960s, these vintage cocktails are by turns fizzy and flat, sweet and sour, lethal and prim. Some of them are absurd, others sentimental, and yet others outright scandalous. They include:
* Angel’s Tit – Guaranteed to shock goody-goodies
* Du Barry – To get your mistress into the mood
* Green-Eyed Monster – To serve to frenemies
* Monkey Gland – An unlikely fountain of youth
* Runt’s Ambition – Serve this to men with Napoleon Complex
Throughout this illustrated tome, Lesley M. M. Blume divulges colorful cocktail history and barroom wisdom alongside one hundred and forty-four recipes that will delight cocktail aficionados for years to come. Whether you’re toasting to an unexpected windfall, treating a malediction, or simply need an occasion to let your hair down, Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition has the concoction for you.
Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition has been celebrated by National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair, and the Wall Street Journal. Click here to hear NPR’s in-depth Morning Edition feature on the book, and here to see NPR’s book excerpts and favorite cocktail recipes from the book’s pages.
“Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition is such good reading—it’s a mix of cocktail lore, recipes, anecdotes, and quotations—that even a teetotaler would enjoy it.”
- The Paris Review
“A charming trip into the libations and drunken lore of yesteryear.” – The Daily Beast
“Prepare to get punch-drunk.” - Daily Candy
“Get tipsy on bygone cocktails as you remember the year just past.” - Vanity Fair
“From fun to quirky to surprising to sultry, Lesley M. M. Blume has collected 144 recipes to thrill the most discerning aperitif aficionado.”
“Filled with amusing recipes that have gone lost over the years, Blume brings them back triumphantly, with hilarious anecdotes, whimsical illustrations, and crafty applications for modern life … Necessary in one’s personal library, and a perfect gift for any occasion.” -Gastronomista
“Blume’s history of cocktails and bars will have you laughing out loud as you mix.” – Good Housekeeping
In this Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition trailer, travel back in time and experience the libations of naughty ancient Romans, errant 17th Century clergy, pyromaniac Gilded Age bartenders, mischievous 1920s flappers, and scoundrel mid-century Beat poets: