The Savoy Cocktail Book
Ref. 103043 Edition. Reprint
Illustrated By: Gilbert Rumbold
Published By: Constable & Company Ltd 1931 (London)
Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality. Reprinted hardback dated 1931, one year after the first edition. Iconic pictorial cover with cloth and gilt tooled spine. Illustrated endpapers and illustrations throughout. Moderate to heavy rubbing to cover and spine. Bumping to edges. Small loss to spine extremities not affecting text. Crude tape repair to hinge which has split. Cracking to gutter and stamp to ffep. Pages clean, bright and vivid if a little toned to the edges. Occasional very faint spotting to edges. Some notes to rear pages. Overall good/fair condition. 288 pp. Featuring 750 of the Savoy's most popular recipes. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time - and which are just as popular today. Taking you from Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for any budding mixologist or fan of 1930s-style decadence and sophistication.
Book Condition: Good/Fair