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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Don’t have a Kindle? However, having a reference book without an index or way to look up a drink other than by name yields a major issue. It is said to have been craddoc, for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 06, Thomas Wictor rated it it was amazing.

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The plethora of classic recipes and witty quips the pepper the pages make this a favorite of cocktail aficionados everywhere. Published in the wake of Prohibition, his Savoy Cocktail Book captures the spirit of the times with its historic recipes and vibrant illustrations. To ask other readers questions about The Savoy Cocktail Bookplease sign up.

First edition, first issue with number on title page and errata slip tipped in at page For one newly initiated into the cocktail world, this book gives no real introduction into the proper techniques hadry principles behind making cocktails. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Jan 09, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: Patrick Cull rated it it was amazing May 21, Augustine Stronghelm rated it it was ok Oct 23, Rare and desirable signed twice by Craddock and with an original recipe in the master mixologist’s hand. Synonymous with style, elegance, and sophistication, the Savoy is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails in the world.

The Savoy’s most famous bartender, and the name behind savoyy 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.

Gary Regan puts it rather more definitively. Sign In Register Help Cart.

Harry Craddock

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Born on 29th August, in Stroud, England, he would go on to cross the Atlantic, work at bars including the Hoffman House and the Knickerbocker Hotel, then return home, post-Prohibition, complete with a highly marketable US accent, reputation and passport. Craddock claimed to have mixed the last legal cocktail before Prohibition and harr ship for Europe the very next day. Edges toned and cockrail stained; endpapers cracked at interior hinge-fold cloth backing still intact and holding well.


Not an inspiring cocktail but great to have in case you want to look at any classic cocktail recipe. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller saboy Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

This is a great book for figuring out how to make many cocktails both new and old.

The Savoy Cocktail Book by Craddock, Harry

An admirably traditional, orthodox guide with no mention of vodka in relation to the Martin. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

There is another review in here slamming the Savoy book on the font used or something like that, it isn’t very clear. No, but so what. Every page of this classic was printed bopk color originally and our reprint reproduces all the drawings in color. Dust jacket mildly edgeworn.

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Originally published inthe Savoy Cocktail Book features of Harry’s most popular recipes. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. His bar book was crxddock of the first to not only list drink recipes but also to provide a wine guide Craddock contended that every good bartender possessed a solid knowledge of wines.

Before returning to New York during Prohibitionhe cabled luminaries including the Mayor to request a committee be formed to show him around the city’s finest drinking spots.