Harry Craddock was an English bartender who trained in the US and became one of the most famous bartenders of the s and s. He is known for his tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London, and for his book, The Savoy Cocktail Book. Without doubt, The Savoy Cocktail Book is the coolest book in the world. It’s wonderful for three reasons. Firstly, it’s a one-off, the author, Harry Craddock, never. Here are 10 classic recipes you can make from Harry Craddock’s famous Savoy Cocktail Book including his original White Lady from

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The publishing quality of the cocktaiil is extremely I better just go with a later edition. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

This seems to be his go-to one when he has questions. I wish every cocktail came with a few sentences of background stories or suggestions for possible modifications even if that meant there were fewer cocktails.

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Fill glass with sparkling water. Hopefully there’s more gems in there, it IS a classic after all. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

For information on how to enable Javascript on your browser harrj here. With few exceptions always identifiedwe only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. There is another review in here slamming the Savoy book on the font used or something like that, it isn’t very clear. When craxdock government commission remarked with displeasure on the emerging cocktail trend, he went into print offering a prize of 50 pounds to any committee member who could try one of his drinks and find it did not enhance his lunch or dinner.

Jennifer rated it it was amazing Sep 03, True First Edition including errata slip on page A solid, handsome copy despite the outer wear with Savou interesting related ephemera. Laid crasdock are clippings for drinks and holiday punches.


No, I didn’t read every word of every recipe, but I read the name of each and noted its main ingredient. With the best wishes of the Author H. See each listing for international postage options and costs. One person found this helpful.

Reprint edition third printing of swvoy new and enlarged second edition. Chris rated it it was amazing Apr 17, You can get lost in it as you imagine all the high rollers, millionaires, and adventurers who tossed back countless One Exciting Nights, Trilbys, and Morning Glory Fizzes.

Read more Read less. Overall, its a good cocktail book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock

Lovely Edition in very good condition with the slightest shelf rub. No, but so what. Writing inthe one I received is bound well, nice paper, well laid out and overall is from Amazon. Early printing of this classic work.

The Savoy Cocktail Book

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the hotel management asked Harry to compile a Savoy Cocktail Book. An admirably traditional, orthodox guide with no mention of vodka in relation to the Martini.

Books by Harry Craddock. The plethora of classic recipes and witty quips the pepper the pages make this a favorite of cocktail aficionados everywhere.

Savoy Cocktail Book

Some mild foxing throughout and the occasional blemish, a very good copy in a handsome binding. I have a copy of the first printing that had belonged to my father-in-law. Theodora Sutcliffe The Savoy’s most famous bartender, and the name behind the Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock, AKA “the dean of cocktail shakers”, was the third head bartender at the Savoy, the first head barman at the Dorchester, co-founder of the United Kingdom Bartenders’ Guild and was arguably the most celebrated bartender of the Prohibition era.


Book condition is Very Good in art deco inspired illustrated boards. He refused, stating that he was happy where he was, though in he abandoned the Savoy for the Dorchester, where a new bar was being built for him, the hotel’s first head barman. This copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book. Craddock had acquired an American accent and fitted the bill. Sporadic stains to leaves, otherwise in very good condition of this classic collection of cocktails by master mixologist and bartender at the Savoy Harry Craddock [].

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Otherwise internally clean, tight and unmarked. Get to Know Us. Harry Craddock in a nutshell – Born in in Stroud, Gloucestershire – arrives in America, and from works at a succession of hotel bars in New York occktail Chicago – Becomes a US citizen in September and is drafted in at the end of the First Harrt War – In he loses his job as Prohibition bites, and heads back to England, to Liverpool, Bristol and London, where he starts at a dispense bar at the Savoy.

Not enough punch or life in this book.

Craddock retired from cocktall Dorchester inaged Fine Editions Ltd Published: I tried one cocktail featuring sherry that was not so good. Original gold-foil pictorial boards decorated in silver, green, and black; cloth spine lettered in gilt usually seen in black cloth but also in a range of blacks, from midnight to almost chocolate brown, as here ; pictorial end papers.