By Jerry Thomas, first edition 1862. Hardback, good condition. This seminal work in bartending was the first drink book ever published in the United States. Collected here by Jerry Thomas?America?s most famous bartender?are dozens of cocktail recipes, from old standards to mixes invented by Thomas himself, including his trademark drink, The Blue Blazer. Guides for mixing drinks of all categories?including sours, fizzes, and highballs?are included along with instructions on using various bartending tools, from jiggers to ponies and beyond. This is a nostalgic and delicious homage to a drinking era that is gone but not forgotten.