The Mixicologist by C.F. Lawlor (a reproduction of the 1895 edition) with a new introduction by Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh. Author: C.F. Lawlor Introduction by: Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh Hardcover 144 pages
From the Introduction by Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh... If one final thing sets C.F. Lawlor's The Mixicologist apart from other bar guides of the era, it's the great number of period advertisements it contains. These pages are wonderful. One could almost reconstruct downtown Cincinnati circa 1895 from them. They are a window into the lives, aspirations and dreams of its people as the twentieth century crouched just over the rise, ready to change everything.