Sidle up to the bar of a bygone era and enjoy a wide range of classic and forgotten cocktails with the author of Let's Bring Back. Throughout this illustrated compendium of the most romantic, amusing, delicious, and occasionally appalling drinks in barroom history, Lesley M.M. Blume winkingly imparts classic cocktail wisdom from glasses and garnishes to stylish sipping and the lost language of saloons, alongside dozens of recipes that are due for a comeback. Whether shaking up a fresh batch of Ants in the Pants, Fluffy Ruffles, of King's Ruin Cocktails, Let's Bring Back: Cocktails offers plenty of opportunities to raise a glass in salute to the great mixers, drinkers and thirst-quenchers of days gone by.
Lesley M.M. Blume is an author, journalist, editor, cultural observer and bon vivant based in NYC. She is the author of three critically-acclaimed children's novels, a frequent contributor to publication from Slate to Vogue, the contributing Style section editor at The Huffington Post, where her columns are often top-five destination features for the entire site. Now writing full-time Blume covers culture, politics and fashion (and sometimes the thorny politics of fashion).