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Shake 'em Up!: A Practical Handbook of Polite Drinkingby Virginia Elliott
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As the authors say: Shake and#145;Em Up is and#147;for People Who Fling Parties, People Who Go to Parties . . . People Who Donand#8217;t Really Drink but Feel That a Cocktail or Two Enlivens Conversationand#151;in short, for the American People,and#8221; and thatand#8217;s as true today as it was upon the bookand#8217;s original publication, and#147;in the twelfth year of Volstead, 1930.and#8221;
Virginia Elliott and Phil D. Stong created a handbook for politeand#151;if not entirely legaland#151;drinking during the height of Prohibition, but the advice remains sound, the voice charming, and the cocktails strong.
Whether youand#8217;re looking for the proper way to mix a Brandy Punch, what you ought to serve alongside a Bijou Cocktail, or a dependable hangover cure, Shake and#145;Em Up has you covered. Need advice on how to catch up with your already-inebriated guests, or guidance on what to do when said guests end up a little too inebriated? Here, too, Shake and#145;Em Up will point you in the right direction. Looking for a step-by-step guide to making bathtub gin? Well, sadly, that page has been censored by the United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
An essential addition to the library of any cocktailians, entertainers, nostalgics, or those who just like to relax with a cold beverage, Shake and#145;Em Up delivers all the joy of a Jazz-Age cocktail party, without the fear of temperance officers knocking down your door.
An essential addition to the library of any cocktailians, entertainers, nostalgics, or those who just like to relax with a cold beverage, Shake 'Em Up delivers all the joy of a Jazz-Age cocktail party, without the fear of temperance officers knocking down your door.
About the Author
Virginia Elliott and Phil D. Stong co-authored Shake 'Em Up: A Practical Handbook of Polite Drinking. Amy Stewart is the best-selling author of Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential. She lives in Eureka, CA.
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