Louis’ Mixed Drinks by Louis Muckensturm, 1906

by Gaz Regan · Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 · CitC, gaz regan's library

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Louis’ Mixed Drinks by Louis Muckensturm, 1906

This Legendary Book will be part of the Library available to students at the 2015 series of Cocktails in the Country

Louis Muckensturm cover - Copy

This was one of the first books in my collection–I think that Bonnie Slotnick, an intrepid New York rare book seller, found it for me in the early 1990s.

This is one of the first books to detail the Dry Martini Cocktail.  The recipe calls for 2 liqueur-glasses (ounces) Dry Gin, 1 liqueur glass French (dry) vermouth, a dash of curaçao, and 2 dashes of orange bitters.  The Martini Cocktail (not dry) in this books is made with Old Tom gin, Italian (sweet) vermouth, maraschino liqueur, Angostura bitters, and orange bitters.  This is a favorite book of mine for research.

Louis Muckensturm title page and headshot - Copy

2 Responses to “Louis’ Mixed Drinks by Louis Muckensturm, 1906”

  1. Geoff Crickmay says:

    Thanks for the little blurb on Louis Muckensturm” Mixed Drinks book. I inherited a copy of it from my family and had not really paid much attention to it other than read about old fashioned cocktails.
    Now, I’m intrigued and will do a little more research on it.

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