By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
But on the most.
Three, I’m below the table;
Four, I’m lower than the host."
Raise a tumbler 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 during the lens she such a lot most well-liked: the ground of a pitcher. A bar ebook for Parker lovers and literary tipplers alike, less than the desk deals a special tackle Mrs. Parker, the Algonquin around desk, and the Jazz Age by way of celebrating the cocktails that she, her sour buddies, and sweetest enemies loved.
Each access of this scrumptious compendium bargains a desirable and full of life historical past of a interval cocktail, an entire recipe, and the characters linked to it. The e-book additionally incorporates a detailed number 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 international from the speakeasies of latest York urban to the watering holes of Hollywood.
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