April 13, 2010

The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

the_hour.jpgIf the Internet had existed in the 1940s, we imagine Bernard DeVoto would have had a very successful liquor blog. You know what we mean - the kind of blog you're so devoted to that you subscribe to its RSS and fan it on Facebook - and we would have frequented it on the regular. Don't believe us? Then perhaps you don't believe in The Hour - that holiest of holy moments when you get your first drink of the day.

One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how - and why - we drink properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his stomach to turn and his eyes to roll (Warning: this book is NOT for rum drinkers). DeVoto instructs his readers on how to drink like gentlemen and sheds new light on the simple joys of the cocktail hour. Daniel Handler's introduction to this re-issue of the 1950s classic provides a humorous framework for the modern reader.
Pick up the reissued The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto at Amazon, and help yourself to a nice little glass of history.

Read More in: Booze Books

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Liquor Snob for all the latest news.

Posted by Jake Jamieson at April 13, 2010 2:53 PM
Recent Comments

Post a comment









Remember personal info?




Please enter the letter "o" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.
Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Recent Comments

Mike commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: I'm enjoying a glass of Tito's Handmade Vodka as this is being written and ...

Alan Bueller commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: Where can I purchase Tito's Handmade Vodka in or near Boca Raton, Fl?...

Scooterboy commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: Yo! Tito! How are ya doing these days? I remember chatting it up with you...

JJ commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: I'm half way through my first bottle of Tito's (over several days). To me i...

jeff commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: It is not possible to say anything other than how great Tito's is in respon...


Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

FoodPire

This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
All items Copyright © 1999-2014 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy