Wishlist: “The Stork Club Bar Book”


The Stork Club, NYC

First edition+cookbook+Stork Club=Instant Wishlist Addition.  I have read about the legendary Stork Club before, the menus, the patrons, the legacy, but it was just the other night that I happened upon their Bar Book.  I have yet to get my hands on a copy, but my eyes are peeled.  Its little red binding will sit right next to Julia V. I & II.

The following are excerpts from the book:

Source: Stork Club Bar Book, Lucius Beebe [Rinehart & Company:New York 1946]

“Because of its unrivaled tonic qualities as a restorative and element for firming the moral fiber, as well as because of the prevailing American taste for drinks with whisky bases at this time, the classic and standard Manhattan cocktail, precisely as it is served at this red hot minutes at the Stork Club, was an almost universtal rite until the end of the nineteenth century.

Manhattan Cocktail

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