CUBAN PRESIDENT, KAL KATZ, AUNT EMILY COCKTAIL, DOCTOR SPECIAL, PANAMA MAIL…: SLOPPY JOE'S COCKTAILS MANUAL FOR 1932-33
(COCKTAILS) ABEAL, Jose. Sloppy Joe's Cocktails Manual. Havana: (Diaz, Rodriguez y Cia), 1932. Small 12mo (3 by 4 inches), staple bound as issued, original stiff illustrated wrappers; pp.64. $1000.
1932 edition of cocktail recipes from the famous Sloppy Joe's Bar in Havana, a splendid copy.
A Spanish immigrant who had worked earlier in New Orleans and Miami, José Abeal opened his bar in Havana just before the advent of Prohibition in the United States made Cuba a destination for prosperous vacationing Americans. It quickly became one of the most famous bars in the world and a destination for celebrities from across the world. It operated for over 40 years before the Cuban revolution effectively slashed its customer base, causing it to close in the mid 60s.
Interior quite fresh with only mild soiling to pictorial wrappers. About-fine.