How To Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion -
Jerry Thomas, Christian Schultz
1864 - Dick & Fitzgerald, New York - Early edition [First published in 1862]
An extremely scarce early edition of the first bartenders' guide to include cocktail recipes. In addition to listings of recipes for Punches, Sours, Slings, Cobblers, Shrubs, Toddies, Flips, and a variety of other types of mixed drinks were 10 recipes for drinks referred to as "Cocktails". A key ingredient which differentiated "cocktails" from other drinks in this compendium was the use of bitters as an ingredient, although it is not used in many modern cocktail recipes.
By the great Professor Jerry Thomas, referred to as ‘The Best Bartender of the Past’ by Harry Craddock in the Savoy Cocktail Book.
Contains 236 recipes by Jerry Thomas and 463 recipes by Schultz, with in text illustration. Publishers advertisements to front and rear and catalogue to rear. One page announcing the publication of ‘The Bar-Tender's Guide And Bon Vivant’s Companion’ which was the new title used from 1864 onwards.