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Old Mr. Boston Bartender’s Guide

March 22, 2011

The wife picked up this copy of the Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide at our library’s bookstore. The printing history indicates it is the 25th printing from 1963, and the illustration and photos seem to support that time period. From the Wikipedia entry on the guide (so take it for what it’s worth):

The “Mr. Boston” name is known not only for its brands of distilled spirits, but also for its unique reference book, The Old Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, used by both professional and home bartenders as the “Bible of Booze.” The Guide was first published 1935 (some sources state 1931), the early days after the Repeal of Prohibition, when the distillery started up business again. As late as 2003 new editions were printed.

A whole lot of tasty sounding drinks in there, that we’ll have to try.

  1. March 24, 2011 5:42 pm

    you must now try every one. rightfully so.
    pls do report back.

    • March 24, 2011 6:56 pm

      I’ll try, but the writing quality on this blog will drop from its already low level.

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