Antique Cocktail from Burke’s: the Yokohama: Burke’s Complete Cocktail& Drinking Recipes was first published in 1934. In one instance, leafing through it tells you just how old the cocktail is. Most of your favorites are probably here. But maybe you haven’t heard of this one, the Yokohama Cocktail.
Yes, we have this antique cocktail book.
Burke’s Complete Cocktail Drinking Recipes: The full title of this famous small, leather-bound book is Burke’s Complete Cocktail & Drinking Recipes with Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. It was written by Harman Burney Burke, aka Barney Burke, and it was published in 1934 by Books, Inc., New York and Boston. (First edition was issued in 1934–the same year–with a green cloth cover.) This copy is in good vintage condition. The spine cover is missing (a condition often found in leather bindings;) this has been mended with clear librarian’s tape. Pages are all clean and clear. Hand stitch binding is in excellent, solid condition.
Burke’s Complete Cocktail & Drinking Recipes has a second subtitle, The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors. Book measures 6 1/4″ high by 4 1/4″ wide, and it has just 93 pages, but it this relatively small space, Burke manages to cover many cocktails and drinks not mentioned in other sources (like the Bouncer Cocktail and Evening Shades,) but also World Famous Drink Recipes, the Etiquette of Drinking, selection of Wines, the Alcoholic Content of Wines and Liquors, plus his “Food Bits” for the Cocktail Hour, Luncheon and Late Evening Snacks, Canapes, Lobster Choices, Rarebits, and Sandwiches!