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Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdomby Robert Schnakenberg
At first I liked Old Man Drinks for the geezer aphorisms. Then I noticed the drinks. These are workingman drinks of yesteryear and today — drinks you can order in any bar in any neighborhood in America without getting the stink eye from the bartender for ordering a trendy boutique drink. I'd have a Monte Carlo right now (page 89) except that I'm at work.
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Forget boring mojitos, put down that tired cosmopolitan, and stop sipping that ridiculous appletini! It's time to embrace Old Man Drinks — the cocktails your grandfather would remember from his nights on the town, way back during the Eisenhower administration.
Here you'll find histories and recipes for Old-Fashioneds, Sidecars, Clover Clubs, Rusty Nails, Hot Toddys, Monte Carlos, and more than 60 other vintage cocktails. Accompanying the text are evocative black-and-white photographs of real old men enjoying their beverages of choice and dispensing such timeless words of wisdom as 'I'm gonna die some day, so I may as well drink' and 'I've taken an involuntary vow of celibacy.'
Pull up a stool, break out the pickled eggs, and get ready for a round of Old Man Drinks.
Lose those girly cocktails and start drinking like a real man—a real old man! These Old Man Drinks are guaranteed to put hair on that scrawny baby’s bottom you call a chest. From Boilermakers and Sidecars to Rusty Nails and Satan’s Whiskers, these old-school party starters go down just as rough as they sound. No pink drinks or foo-foo umbrellas here! Just the good stuff—whiskey, rye, bourbon, gin—and some priceless life lessons that only the very old can provide. So man up, quit your bitchin’, and grab a stool, ’cause it’s gonna be a long night.
About the Author
Robert Schnakenberg is the author of The Encyclopedia Shatnerica, Christopher Walken A to Z, and other nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.
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