1800 - 1879

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Vintage cocktail books published 1800 to 1879

1804 - Art du Limonadier

1807 - L'art de Composer Facilement

1824 - The Virginia Housewife (1838 edition) by Mary Randolph (Washington D.C, USA)
Seen as the first American cookbook, featuring recipes for cordials and other beverages.

1827 - Oxford Night Caps by Richard Cook (Oxford, England)
The first known book on mixed drinks written in English, as the name suggests this was written by Richard Cook, a resident at Oxford University, for students. A collection of drinks enjoyed at the university halls and residences in the early 1800s, it was originally published in 1827 as a pamphlet but grew into a book over three subsequent editions: 1835, 1847, 1871, 1931

1827 - Wine and Spirit Adulterators Unmasked

1833 - Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the most Interesting Scenes in North and South America, and The West Indies. by Capt. J. E. Alexander
Contains early recipes for Cocktail, Sling, Mint Julep and Apple-Toddy.

1835 - Oxford Night Caps (3rd edition) by Richard Cook

1837 - Miss Leslie's Complete Cookery; Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1853 49th edition) by Eliza Leslie
Includes a section on 'Domestic Liquors; including home-made Beer, Wines, Shrub, Cordials, &c'. Various editions over more than 60 years.

1838 - Morewood's History of Inebriating Liquors by Samuel Morewood

1847 - Oxford Night Caps (4th edition) by Richard Cook

1850 - The Book of One Hundred Beverages by William Bernhard (London, England)

1855 - Traité des Liqueurs et de la Distillation des Alcools

1857 - The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers Guide (New York, USA)

1859 - The Book of One Hundred Beverages by William Bernhard (New York, USA)

1860 - A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums Etc. Etc. by 'A Practical Chemist and Experienced Liquor Dealer'

1862 - The Bar-tender's Guide, and Bon-vivant's Companion - A Complete Cyclopedia of Plain And Fancy Drinks (1st edition) by Jerry Thomas
The first known book specifically aimed at bartenders.
Repro edition with new introduction and appendix by David Wondrich available to buy on Cocktail Kingdom.

1863 - Cups and Their Customs by G. E. Roberts (London, England)

1863 - The Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials, Without the Aid of Distillation by Pierre Lacour

1866 - La Véritable Maniére de Faire le Punch by Turenne (Paris, France)

1867 - Charles Campbell's American Barkeeper by Charles Campbell (San Francisco, USA)

1867 - Six Hundred Receipts by John Marquart

1868 - The Complete Practical Distiller by M. La Fayette Byrn, M. D.

1869 - Steward and Barkeepers Manual[repro editions] by J. Haney

1869 - Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks (1st edition) by William Terrington (London, England).

1869 - Cups and Their Customs (2nd edition) (London, England)

1871 - Gentleman's Table Guide by E. Ricket and C. Thomas (London, England).

1871 - Barkeepers' Ready Reference by A. V. Bevill (Washington, USA)

1871 - Oxford Night Caps by Richard Cook

1872 - Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks (2nd edition) by William Terrington (London, England).

1872 - The Gentleman's Table Guide (2nd edition) by Edward Ricket

1873 - "American Fancy Drinks" by anon. New York Sun (New York, USA)
First notable, popular piece on cocktails

1874 - American Bar-Tender or the Art and Mystery of Making Drinks by E. A. Simmons (New York, USA)

1876 - The Bar-tender's Guide; How to Mix Drinks; or The Bon-vivant's Companion (2nd edition) by Jerry Thomas (New York, USA).

1876 - Traité de la Fabrication des Liqueurs et de la Distillation des Alcools

1876 - Facts About Sherry by Henry Vizetelly (London, England)

1878 - American and Other Drinks by Leo Engel (London, England)

1878 - Manual del Cafetero (2nd edition)

1879 - Intoxicating Drinks, Their History and Mystery by J. Kirtion (London, England)

1879 - The Modern Bartender's Guide by O.H. Byron

1879 - Drinks, & How to Make Them by Yeatman & Co.

1879 - Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Drinks

Books published 1880 to 1899

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