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Prohibition-Era Cocktail Book

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Prohibition-Era Cocktail Book

Date of publication:

  • 1930
  • Place of publication:


  • contemporary cloth
  • Author:

  • GF Steele
  • Dedicated to Mitchell Davis Follansbee, ‘a gentleman of good taste (non alcoholic)’ of Chicago, this book includes an early - possibly the earliest recorded - tequila cocktail recipe (‘young man’s delight’, p.139). There are numerous New York-specific references in the text (for example, where to buy cans of pineapple juice).

    Published during Prohibition (1920-1933) the first edition appears to be exceptionally scarce: we have been unable to locate any institutional copies. A second edition published in 1934, post-repeal, seems to have survived in greater numbers. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    8vo. pp. [ii], 239, [i], including a number of blank leaves (un-used) for notes and recipes; bound in brown, grained cloth with title lettered in gilt to front cover; embossed private ownership stamp to title. Read less