Historic Cocktail Book Resources

These are cocktail books that we think are important reference materials. Most of these, and many, many more are available electronically at EUVS Vintage Cocktail Books.

Date Title Author(s)
1862 How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant's Companion "Professor" Jerry Thomas
1869 Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks William Tarrington
1884 The Complete Bartender Albert Barnes
1884 How to Mix Drinks, the Bar Keeper's Handbook George Winter
1892 The Flowing Bowl "The Only" William Schmidt
1893 The Manufacture of Liquors and Preserves J. de Brevans
1895 Modern American Drinks George Kappeler
1896 Bariana Louis Fouquet (in French)
1903 Daly's Bartender's Encyclopedia Tim Daly
1904 Stuart's Fancy Drinks and How to Mix Them Stuart Thomas
1906 Louis' Mixed Drinks Louis Muckensturn
1910 Jack's Manual J.A. Grohusko
1912 Hoffman House Bartender's Guide Charles Mahoney
1914 Drinks Jacques Straub
1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks Hugo Ensslin
1917 The Ideal Bartender Tom Bullock
1922 Cocktails - How to Mix Them Robert Vermeire
1926 The Cocktail Book: A Sideboard for Gentlemen Anonymous
1934 Bartender's Manual, Revised Harry Johnson
1934 Official Mixer's Manual Patrick Gavin Duffy
1935 Bar La Florida Constantino Ribalaigua
1936 The Artistry of Mixing Drinks Frank Meier
1936 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book W.J. Tarling
1937 U.K. Bartender's Guild Approved Cocktails Harry Craddock, President