First edition of the classic cocktail book by Louis Muckensturm
Louis' Mixed Drinks With Hints for the Care & Serving of Wines
H.M. Caldwell Co., Boston and New York, 1906
113 pages with sage green borders, original sewn binding
Original red cloth over boards with embossed art nouveau style cover illustration in gold and black.
This is the book with the first recipe for the dry martini (p 45).
The Museum of the American Cocktail website shows a photo of Louis’ book open to the martini page:
The LA Times Magazine, in an interview with Ted Haigh, author and director of the Internet Cocktail Database, quotes Mr. Haigh: “the first dry Martini was in Louis Muckensturm’s 1906 book Louis' Mixed Drinks .”
Contents include “Vintages from 1880 to 1905,” “Cocktails,” “Punches,” “Cups,” as well as other sections and an index.
is one of the recipes from the book:
“ Absinthe Francaise - Take two liqueur-glasses of absinthe, and Two dashes of Anisette Pour into a high-ball glass, and fill the glass very slowly with ice-water.”
Condition of the book:
The pages of this book are very good. They are of a heavy laid paper free of stains, foxing, creases, and abrasion. T is slight soiling on page 12 under the menu (see photo). At the
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