BOTTOMS UP, BY TED SAUCIER

If Bing Crosby ordered it, mixed it, or even dreamed about it, it's probably in Ted Saucier's 1951 classic Bottoms Up. Discerning bartenders spend hours thumbing through the old-school cocktail guide, which contains nearly 800 recipes culled from drink masters, celebrities, and ordinary stiffs who liked to whip up a little something different after work.

Photograph by Tim Hout

If Bing Crosby ordered it, mixed it, or even dreamed about it, it's probably in Ted Saucier's 1951 classic Bottoms Up. Discerning bartenders spend hours thumbing through the old-school cocktail guide, which contains nearly 800 recipes culled from drink masters, celebrities, and ordinary stiffs who liked to whip up a little something different after work. Track down a copy on eBay or at a used-book store and fix yourself a Diamondback Lounge—a Truman-era mix of rye, applejack, and yellow Chartreuse, courtesy of the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Rob Willey

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