Cocktails by “Jimmy” Late of Ciro’s London. [Canadian Edition]
“All cocktails are at their best immediately after making and should be taken as soon as possible”
Scarce Toronto imprint for this popular cocktails guide and published in the same year as the first American edition. OCLC and AMICUS both return no holdings recorded, but we presume copies exist in the wild still.
The guide’s text and illustrated title page are printed all in green ink. Here one finds over 250 cocktail recipes arranged alphabetically for easy reference, from Absinthe and Bronx Terrace to Yellow Rattler and Zaza and much in between.
The book concludes with a section of witty toasts, for example “Here’s to Prohibition; hippy days!”
The recipes are those of “Jimmy,” a bartender at Ciro’s bar in London. The original Ciro’s bar was in Monaco and named for its proprietor, Ciro Capozzi. After he sold the name of the bar to investors in England, there followed other “Ciro’s” in Monte Carlo, Paris, London, Deauville, Berlin, and Hollywood.
Description: Cocktails by “Jimmy” Late of Ciro’s London. [Canadian Edition]
Toronto: The Musson Book Co.Ltd, (1930). First Canadian edition[?] 96pp. 5¼ x 3½ inches. Publisher’s green cloth, without jacket. Simple gilt-lettering dulled; half-title with pale purple ink smudges; lacking free, rear endpaper; else very good.