Harry Craddock was an English bartender who trained in the US and became one of the most famous bartenders of the s and s. He is known for his tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London, and for his book, The Savoy Cocktail Book. Without doubt, The Savoy Cocktail Book is the coolest book in the world. It’s wonderful for three reasons. Firstly, it’s a one-off, the author, Harry Craddock, never. Here are 10 classic recipes you can make from Harry Craddock’s famous Savoy Cocktail Book including his original White Lady from

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The Savoy Cocktail Book

No, I didn’t read every word of every recipe, but I read the name of each and noted its main ingredient. When a government commission remarked with displeasure on the emerging cocktail trend, he went into print offering a prize of 50 pounds to any committee member who could try one of craddick drinks and find it did not enhance his lunch or dinner.

Wear to spine ends and tips, rubbing to boards, tiny split to cloth at foot of rear joint, a little paper residue to rear board, faint foxing to bottom edge, top edge dust toned, contents notably clean and bright; a very good, fresh, copy. Rare and desirable signed twice by Craddock and with an original recipe in the master mixologist’s hand. We are working our way through this and the other books I got for him for our anniversary, at a steady, but healthy rate.

Fine Editions Ltd Published: Not enough punch or life in this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight in the years between the Wars, presented in two parts: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The margins are extremely wide, the print quality is extremely poor, and the whole thing feels extremely “shabby”.


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Original gold-foil pictorial boards decorated in silver, green, and black; cloth spine lettered in gilt usually seen in black cloth but also in a range of blacks, from midnight to almost chocolate brown, as here ; pictorial end papers. Here they were entertained by legendary American barman Harry Craddock, inventor o Synonymous with style, elegance, and sophistication, the Savoy is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails in the world.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Also, numerous cocktails are the same ingredients in ever-so-slightly different proportions and possibly a different garnish; different cocktails these do not make. Stunning classic Art Deco design, as are the internal illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. First published inthis facsimile edition retains the bright, magical decorations of the original.

The publishing quality of the book is extremely The Savoy’s most famous bartender, and the name behind the Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock, AKA “the dean of cocktail shakers”, was the third head bartender at the Savoy, the first head barman at the Dorchester, co-founder of the United Kingdom Bartenders’ Guild and was arguably the most celebrated bartender of the Prohibition era.

Some mild foxing throughout and the occasional blemish, a very good copy in a handsome binding. Here too, Craddock buried a flask of White Lady in the wall, along with a flask of Manhattan and a flask of Martini. Log-in or create an account first! Please try again later. The man himself, though, despite a flair for publicity, remains something of an enigma.


Early printing of this marvelous art deco-period publication published in the same year as the first edition. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Savoy Cocktail Book

An absolute must for the cocktail devotee. It appears the card was passed out to those who would defy the Volstead Act. An admirably traditional, orthodox guide with no mention of vodka in relation to the Martini.

An amazing amour of recipes good luck learning half. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Spine very gently rolled, wear to spine ends and tips, slight corrosion to boards as often, slight staining to edges, gauze visible at gutter of pp.

An admirably traditional, orthodox guide with no mention of vodka in relation to the Martin. Published November 1st by Pavilion first published Kaufmann rated it really liked it Aug 23, May 07, Anne Frisbie rated it liked it Shelves: Now that he was head bartender, Craddock promoted his role intensively.

Thank you for your feedback. This copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book. First edition, first impression, with the paginated prelims, and tipped-in Bacardi cocktail slip to p.

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