By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
But on the most.
Three, I’m below the table;
Four, I’m less than the host."
Raise a pitcher to Dorothy Parker’s wit and knowledge.
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, founder and president of the Dorothy Parker Society, offers us an intoxicating new examine the doyenne of the ripping riposte throughout the lens she so much hottest: the ground of a tumbler. A bar booklet for Parker lovers and literary tipplers alike, below the desk bargains a different tackle Mrs. Parker, the Algonquin around desk, and the Jazz Age by way of celebrating the cocktails that she, her sour acquaintances, and sweetest enemies loved.
Each access of this scrumptious compendium bargains a desirable and energetic background of a interval cocktail, a whole recipe, and the characters linked to it. The e-book additionally contains a specific choice of twenty first–century speakeasy-style recipes from the country’s most sensible mixologists. Topping it off are excerpts from Parker’s poems, tales, and different writings that might let you get pleasure from her global from the speakeasies of latest York urban to the watering holes of Hollywood.
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