Louis’ Mixed Drinks by Louis Muckensturm, 1906

by Gaz Regan · Friday, November 21st, 2014 · gaz regan's library

Louis Muckensturm cover - Copy

Louis Muckensturm title page and headshot - 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 also 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 book 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.  Wish I could have met Louis!

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