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Guy Intel: The Ideal Bartender

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Bartending Book

A CENTURY OLD COLLECTION OF COCKTAIL RECIPES DESIGNED BY A BLACK HISTORY TRAILBLAZER - NOW THAT'S A REASON TO DRINK!

One of the best things about the current cocktail revolution is that it gives us a chance to explore history while enjoying a hearty drink. One area that’s often overlooked is the role of black bartenders in designing and serving craft cocktails. There weren’t very many, but a handful of black barmen were honing their craft and serving delicious cocktails prior to prohibition. One of the best was Tom Bullock. His claim to fame is being the first African-American to write a cocktail book, which also happened to be one of the last such publications to be written before that dark period in history when alcohol was banned. The Ideal Bartender” was originally published in 1917, and the cocktail enthusiasts at Cocktail Kingdom recently issued a reprint to make this gem available again. At only $24.95, pick up a copy, for (black) history’s sake (and a good time)!