So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon, Cocktail Recipes by 30 Leading Authors
[Signed] North, Sterling (ed.). So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon, Cocktail Recipes by 30 Leading Authors. First Edition. 1935. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—a beautiful copy. Book is inscribed by its co-editor Carl Kroch, “To Bob, best wishes, Carl Kroch.” Caricatures by Roy Nelson.
One of the best things about Prohibition was that with its repeal came the golden age of the cocktail recipe book. And, this was one of the more delightful. It puts the literary stamp of approval on drinking by collecting the cocktail recipes of writers such as Ernest Hemingway. Each libation is named after a book by the author and accompanied by a divine full-page pen & ink illustration. To view some of the illustrations, please visit the Nick Harvill Libraries website.
“It takes a man with hair on his chest to drink five Absinthe and Champagne Cocktails and still handle the English language in the Hemingway fashion.”
--So Red the Nose