Modern American Drinks. How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks.

Akron, OH: Saalfield Publishing Co. 1906.

Octavo, 120, 12 pages. Advertisements. Later, Ohio imprint. Originally published in 1895 by Merriam Company, and first issued by Saalfield in 1902. A significant American cocktail recipe book, from the barman of the Holland House Hotel in New York City. In his preface to the Mud Puddle facsimile of this title, "Dr. Cocktail" Ted Haigh describes the author, "Kappeler was a different animal... His guide [...] was the tortoise to the others' hare; slow and steady wins the race... Kappeler, with his old, description-style recipes was the new style bartender. He was the no-nonsense bar master. He was the guy you knew would make your drink right because it wasn't all about him. It was about you." Haigh goes on to state that one of Kappeler's real accomplishments with Modern American Drinks was the large number (he counts seventy-five!) of new drinks. Drink ring stain to black and orange decorated boards. Overall a near fine copy of a book that is scarcely encountered in such condition. Rare. [OCLC locates seventeen copies of all early (pre-1910 printings].

Price: $600.00
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