1948 The Bon Vivant's Companion by George A Zabriskie (2nd edition)


So many friends have said that 'twas high time for a second edition of my BonVivant's Companion of 15 years ago, that I amtaking the risk, making only such suggested changes and additions as appear necessary. In all ages of the world, and in all countries, men have in dulged in "Social Drinks." They have always possessed them selves of some popular beverage, apart from water. Whether it is judicious that mankind should continue to indulge in such things, or whether it would be wiser to abstainfrom all enjoy ments of that character, it is not my province to decide. We leave that question to the moral philosopher. We do not pro pose to persuade any man to drink, for instance, a punch, or a julep, or a cocktail, who has never happened to make the ac quaintance of those refreshing articles under circumstances calculated to induce more "intimate relations"—but we do propose to help those whose "intimate relations" in question render them somewhat fastidious in the daintiest fashion there unto pertaining. We want this book to be a blessing to man kind, and offer instruction in the concoction of cobblers, juleps, cocktails, etc., in the choicest manner; and, for the perfection of this education, we have gathered among others the recipes of Jerry Thomas, the Jupiter Olympus of the bar, [v]

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