Antique Recipes

Bottoms Up by Al Dorne from Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up by Al Dorne from Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up:  I don’t know if this drink was developed for this cocktail book, or if it came earlier.  Certainly a slim hardcover bar book called Bottoms Up: Guide to Pleasant Drinking was published in 1949, but I don’t remember if it had this cocktail.  Here’s the recipe, do you think it sounds good?

Bottoms Up 2

Bottoms Up 2

Of course we have the cookbook.  See it here:  Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up

Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up. 1951, first edition. Cocktail recipes, illustrated with lovely “artistic” illustrations of beautiful–if naughty–ladies in glamorous poses by Arthur William Brown, Gilbert Bundy, Earl Cordrey, Bradshaw Crandell, Phil Dormont, Al Dorne, John Falter, James Montgomery Flagg, John La Gatta, Russell Patterson, and Ben Stahl. Published by Greystone Press, New York, in 1951. Hard cover, 270 pages.

Chapters are:  National Toasts, Bar Measures, Tippling Tips, Glossary of Drinks, Wining and Dining, and a Vintage Chart.  Then follows a 240 page A-Z of Cocktails and Mixed Drinks.  Drink recipes are all by notables from Hollywood and high end hotels and restaurants, like the Flamingo Cooler from the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, or the Good-Bye from Joan Crawford, Academy Award winning movie star.

No inscription on the fly leaf.  Hinges are a bit week, but they are intact and holding.  Cover shows shelf wear.  Binding is solid and pages are completely clean. If your friend opens this on Christmas morning, you’ll certainly have something to talk about! (Marked down from $198.00.)

This cocktail book is wonderfully indexed, with an index by cocktail name, by type of spirit, by hotel or restaurant name, and by person.

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