Over 1,000 cocktail recipes including 143 Trader Vic original exotic mixed drinks, all the popular tropical rum drinks that made Trader Vic famous—like the classic Mai Tai, the Scorpian Bowl, and the Fog Cutter.
COLLECTOR’S scarce 1972 coveted revised true first edition vintage hardcover book - Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide by Victor Jules Bergeron. Has original unclipped dustjacket with $15.95 price on flap. Pages MINT!
Charming illustrations by Helen Ann deWerd. Each chapter features a black & white drawing. Helen Ann deWerd (Illustrator), Shirley Sarvis (Editor)
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York. Copyright: 1947, 1972 revised first edition, probable first printing. ISBN 0385068050. Not ex-library. Not book club. This hard-to-find drink guide was never used in a kitchen.
For twenty-five years, professional barkeeps and home mixologists alike have found Trader Vic's Bartender’s Guide an invaluable aid. Now, with this revised edition, the popular restaurateur has made his classic handbook even more useful. All the newest mixed-drink creations have been added, the passé concoctions have been dropped, and many recipes have been modernized and streamlined.
Here are all the classics - Martinis, Manhattans, Gimlets, Daiquiris -143 exotic Trader Vic specials, and some 1,000 more, including entire chapters on punches, hot drinks, wine cups and other specialties. There's even a collection of tasty non-alcoholic drinks. The all-new illustrations include a comprehensive guide to glasses and other barware. And, of course, the book is filled with the Trader's amusing anecdotes and sensible advice about selecting, preparing and enjoying drinks. In short, the book is practical, entertaining, completely up-to-date - and likely to remain a fixture on American bars for many years to come.
Trader Vic—aka Victor Jules Bergeron—was one of the originators of the tiki cocktail style. He claimed to have invented the Mai Tai, the mastermind behind the Trader Vic's chain, which started as a little wooden temple to rum in Oakland in 1934 and later expanded to Beverly Hills, Hawaii and midtown Manhattan. His aesthetic—potent, flamboyantly garnished rum cocktails rich with spice syrups and tropical juices, Polynesian/Chinese food and South Seas-nautical decor—was all the midcentury rage.
CONTENTS: Preface; There've been some changes made; Another opening ode, dammit; The sour apple part of bartending, or the big dealers, phonies and con artists; People that bartenders don't like; Bartenders that customers don't like; About mixing drinks and about drinks in general; Liquor - what is it?;Liqueurs for bars; Let's be frank about wine; Aperitifs in bottles; Drinks, cocktails, etc:; Brandy, Gin, Liqueur and cordial, Miscellaneous, Pisco, Rum, Sloe gin, Southern Comfort, Tequila, Vodka, Wine, Whisky, After-dinner drinks, Daisies, Eggnogs and milk punches, Fizzes, Hot drinks, Juleps, Non-alcoholic drinks, Punches and coolers and punch bowls, Rickeys, Smashes and Mojitos, Sours, Swizzles, Wine cups, Index.
Hardcover, unclipped DJ, $15.95 flap, red cloth boards, black titles, 442pp., 8.5" L x 5.75" W. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/no writing or tears/no wear that we see. Cover near/bright/clean/light shelfwear. DJ near fine/excellent/bright/clean/light general shelfwear includes sticker residue-light spine end chipping.
Do not pass up this collector's gem in such incredible condition, no home bar or professional kitchen should be without it; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
1972 'Trader Vic’s Bartender's Guide', Victor Jules Bergeron, RARE First Edition, DJ, Illustrated, Restaurants, Tiki Drinks, Bartending, Exotic Drinks, Nightclub, Martini, Hardcover, Out-of-Print
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