Written in 1876, The Bar-Tenders Guide; or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks is the definitive guide to cocktails. Jerry Thomas, described as the 'father of American mixology', provides the reader with clear and engaging instructions on how to mix a range of popular and more obscure cocktails from America, Britain, France, Italy and Russia. From the Spread Eagle Punch to the Mint Julep and White Tiger's Milk to the Champagne Cup, you will discover all manner of creations to suit any occasion and to enable you to become the ultimate party host.
Jerry Thomas is considered the 'father of American mixology', famous for popularising cocktails across the United States in the nineteenth century. He was the principal bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York.