The Official Mixer’s Manual
Duffy, Patrick Gavin. The Official Mixer’s Manual for Home and Professional Use. Third Edition, Third Printing. 1956. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—endpapers are discolored, and jacket shows a few small edge tears and mild fraying. This edition has been revised and enlarged by James A. Beard.
This attractive and useful book is a compendium of twelve hundred drink recipes by the well-known bartender at Manhattan’s Ashland House whose claim to fame is that he was the first to serve a highball. It includes all of the classics as well as many forgotten ones such as the Monkey Gland (American version, Benedictine not Absinthe). With the great midcentury cover, this would make an amusing hostess gift and/or would be an attractive addition to a bar set.
“With very few exceptions, cocktails should be stirred and not shaken. A stirred cocktail retains its vitality.”
--Patrick Gavin Duffy