Synopses & Reviews
Few writers have achieved such legend as Ernest Hemingway, and fewer still have won such a reputation for drinking as constantly and heavilyquite an accomplishment in a profession chock-full of heavy imbibers. For Hemingway, the artists craft was twofold: to write well and to drink well, too.
In To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Philip Greene, cocktail historian, spirits consultant, and cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, offers us a view of Papa through the lens Papa himself preferredthe bottom of a glass.
A bartenders manual for Hemingway enthusiasts, this revised and expanded volume offers a unique take on Hemingways oeuvre that privileges the tastes, smells, and colors of the cocktails he enjoyed and the drinks he placed so prominently in his stories they were nearly characters themselves. To Have and Have Another delivers fascinating and lively background on the various drinks, their ingredients, their histories, and the charactersreal and fictionalassociated with them.
“A fascinating literary-booze study . . .”
—The Washington Post
“An interesting read and a must-have for Hemingway lovers and craft bartenders.”
“At a time when cocktail books have become rote, To Have and Have Another by Philip Greene subverts the formula and provides recipe-by-recipe substance to Ernest Hemingways drinking ways . . . [Greene] lets the drinks lead the way but fleshes each one with meticulous detail to round out the pieces of Papas lusty life.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Even a casual student of the novelist Ernest Hemingway knows the man liked to drink. But a quick skimming of Philip Greenes new book, To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, reveals exactly how much the man enjoyed his cups.”
—The New York Times
“Might be the next best thing to drinking with Hemingway.”
“Greene, the cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, makes it easy to recreate some of Hemingways most memorable literary libations, including the Dripped Absinthe from For Whom the Bell Tolls and the Jack Rose from The Sun Also Rises.”
“[A]n off-beat and worthy addition to the Papa bookshelf, especially for the imbibers among us.”
—The Florida Book Review
“To Have and Have Another is light and engaging, a fast read that works as both a dictionary of cocktails and a reference text on Hemingways works and personal life.”
In To Have and Have Another
, Ernest Hemingway enthusiast and cocktail connoisseur Philip Greene delves deeper into the author’s drinking habits than ever before, offering dozens of authentic recipes for drinks directly connected with the novels, history and folklore, and colorful anecdotes about the man himself. With this cocktail companion, you will be able to fully enjoy Hemingway’s works beyond the limits of the imagination—pick up this book and taste how “cool and clean” and “civilized” Frederic Henry’s martini was in A Farewell to Arms,
or sip a Bloody Mary, a drink rumored to be named by Hemingway himself!
Shakespeare, Not Stirred
is a cocktail book that brings a Shakespeare-inspired twist to lifeand#8217;s everyday highs and lows. The thirty-four original drinks and twenty-eight hors dand#8217;oeuvres recipes each highlight a particular Shakespearean character or theme through which the authors riff on a specific everyday problemand#151;some comic, some tragic, but all of them Shakespearean to the core.
- Feeling paranoid about your power-hungry colleagues? Whip up Julius Caesarand#8217;s and#147;Et Tu, Brutand#8221; Champagne Cocktail and youand#8217;ll forget about getting stabbed in the back.
- Stressed out by your unambitious husband? Our Lady Macbethand#8217;s G-Spot guarantees some happy and#147;me time.and#8221;
Each drink is matched with hors dand#8217;oeuvres, dubbed and#147;Savory Matters,and#8221; that follow the same formula, such as Falstaffand#8217;s Paunch Sliders and Macbethand#8217;s Crushed Nuts.
About the Author
and Michelle Ephraim
are both popular, tenured Shakespeare professors at their respective universities, and their Shakespeare-inspired personal essays and articles have appeared in such venues as The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, and All Things Considered
Caroline Bicks received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and has been on the faculty at Boston College for twelve years, as well as a teacher at the prestigious Bread Loaf School of English. She is the author of Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare's England and coeditor of The History of British Womenand#8217;s Writing, 1500and#150;1610, Volume 2. Bicks also writes humorous parenting pieces that have appeared on Babble, McSweeneyand#8217;s, and in the show and essay collection Afterbirth: Stories You Wonand#8217;t Read in a Parenting Magazine. Michelle Ephraim received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsinand#150;Madison and has been on the faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for fifteen years. She is the author of Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage as well as numerous articles on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. Ephraimand#8217;s humorous life writing has appeared in publications such as The Morning News, Tikkun, and Word Riot, and has been featured on Open Salon.