Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide

Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide

Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker’s reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass.

A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed.

Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively background of a period cocktail, its ingredients, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty-first century speakeasy-style recipes from top mixologists from across the country. A complete recipe with detailed instructions forms the centerpiece of each entry, and topping it off are illuminating excerpts from Parker’s poems, stories, and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood.

Reviews
"A fine, fizzy new literary treatment ... An elaborately structured appreciation ... it's an offbeat and boundlessly amusing cultural safari
L. A. Weekly

“A charmingly assembled, lovely little package that many people will find an essential addition to their shelves. ... Both informative and useful: it gives nice little histories of each drink and is well organized and very handsomely designed. ... If you’re someone who takes your booze at all seriously, then this is a book you will enjoy tremendously.”
New Haven Review

Price: $16.95

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