Food of the Fifties with Ruth Chier Rosen

A Guide to Pink Elephants, Volume 1

205 exceptional drink recipes from a time when the Cocktail was King
• Mint Condition Vintage Cookbook / Has Never Been Used
• Published in 1952
• 196 pages
• 4 x 4 inches
• Plastic-coated "alcohol resistant" recipe cards in a removable binding comb

This was one of my biggest sellers. We published it in 1952. Sales continued for 20 years, into the millions. I was so thrilled this made it into so many homes and bars, and excited that it became the reference guide I had hoped it would be. Many of the drinks are not ordered anymore; consider them the lost art of bartending and drinking. The classics are here, and I modified a few too for some fun twists.
Cookbook Features:
• 10 Tabbed Sections with Introductions: • Full Index • Brandies • Cordials • Gin • Party Drinks & Canapés • Rum • Scotch • Vodka • Whiskey • Wines
• Bar Equipment List
• Measurements Defined
• Measuring Tips
• Wine section that includes Information on Pairing, Serving, and Buying
Recipes include: Abbey Cocktail, Absinthe Frappé, Addington Highball, Alexander, Alaska Cocktail, Angel's Kiss, Arctic Cooler, Artillery Punch, Bacardi Buck, Barbara Cocktail, Baron's Cup, Between the Sheets, Bijou Cocktail, Black Velvet, Blue Monday Cocktail, Bobby Burns Cocktail, Brandy Crusta, Brandy Fizz, Brandy Smash, Brooklyn Cocktail, Bronx, Calvados Sour, Chicago Cocktail, Clover club, Cointreau Rum Cocktail,  Crimson Fizz, Dubonnet Fizz, El Presidente, Fish House Punch, Frisco, Gin Sling, Havanna, Horse's Neck, Hot Canapés, Jack Rose, Jamaica Swizzle, Mamie Taylor, Maple Leaf, Merry Widow Cocktail,  Millionaire Cocktail, Morning Glory Fizz, New Orleans Gin Fizz, New York Cocktail, Palmer Cocktail, Pink Lady, Pousse Cafe, Preakness, Red Lion Cocktail, Rum Collins, Rye and Rum Punch, Sazerac, Scotch Mist, Shamrock Cocktail, September Morn Cocktail, Sloeberry Cocktail, Stinger, Tom and Jerry, Ward Eight, Whiskey Daisy, White Lady, Zombie



Ruth Chier Rosen’s cookbooks are the go-to source for almost any recipe you desire—from the simplest cocktail to the most sophisticated soufflé. With decades of culinary experience packed into 30+ cookbooks under the Handy Aid Cookbooks Press, Ruth specializes in creating simple but delicious and dazzling dishes and drinks. Her books are great for the beginning cook or the seasoned chef.


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