Antique Recipes

Eggnog Recipes from the Stork Club Bar Book, 1946

Eggnog Recipes from the Stork Club Bar Book, 1946: Sherry Eggnog, Baltimore Eggnog, and Port Eggnog from the Stork Club Bar Book, by Lucius Beebe, published in 1946.

Of course we have the book. See it here:

Stork Club Bar Book, Lucius Beebe, 1946, First, First: Book of bar recipes from the famous Manhattan nightclub, with a foreword and text by Beebe, who categorizes recipes by “Morning, Noon, or Night.” The binding, dustjacket, and typography were designed by Paul Rand. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); red cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in white, black, and green on spine and front cover. Dust jacket is tattered. Book has minor shelf wear. Binding is sound. Pages are unmarked and uniformly tanned, mainly at the edges. Published by Rinehart & Company, Inc., New York.
“This is the cocktail book to end cocktail books. It is the rainbow’s end of 151 proof rum, Blue Blazers, and the 4 to 1 Martini. It’s truly a unique collection of bar recipes all bound together by a witty and engaging commentary by the irreplaceable Lucius Beebe.” The Stork Club Bar Book is also notable for its prodigious name-dropping, with at least three or four names from Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and New York on every page. Find the name–and some gossip about–everyone who was anyone during the 1930s and 40s.
Wikipedia tells us about Lucius Beebe: He worked as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, the Boston Telegram, and the Boston Evening Transcript and was a contributing writer to many magazines such as Gourmet, The New Yorker, Town and Country, Holiday, American Heritage, and Playboy. Beebe re-launched Nevada’s first newspaper, the Territorial Enterprise, in 1952.
Beebe wrote a syndicated column for the New York Herald Tribune from the 1930s through 1944 called This New York. The column chronicled the doings of fashionable society at such storied restaurants and nightclubs as El Morocco, the 21 Club, the Stork Club, and The Colony. Mr. Beebe is credited with popularizing the term “cafe society” which was used to describe the people mentioned in his column.