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Old Man Drinks

Old Man Drinks

Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom
Quirk Books

By Robert Schnakenberg

Forget boring mojitos, put down that tired cosmopolitan, and stop sipping that ridiculous appletini! It's time to embrace Old Man Drinksthe cocktails your grandfather would remember from his nights on the town, way back during the Eisenhower administration. Here you'll find histories and recipes for Old-Fashioneds, Sidecars, Clover Clubs, Rusty Nails, Hot Toddys, Monte Carlos, and more than 60 other vintage cocktails. Accompanying the text are evocative black-and-white photographs of real old men enjoying their beverages of choiceand dispensing such timeless words of wisdom as "I'm gonna die some day, so I may as well drink" and "I've taken an involuntary vow of celibacy." Pull up a stool, break out the pickled eggs, and get ready for a round of Old Man Drinks!

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Size: 4 x 6 in;
Pages: 160 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: April 2010
ISBN: 9781594744501
ISBN10: 1594744505
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of The Encyclopedia Shatnerica (Quirk, 2008), Christopher WalkenA to Z (Quirk, 2008), and other nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.