"WIDOW'S DREAM, AMERICAN BEAUTY, BIG BAD WOLF, YOKOHAMA, SHANGHAI, PARISIAN BLONDE, KAPPA SPECIAL OLD FASHIONED": A UNIQUE AMERICAN-JAPANESE BARTENDER'S GUIDE, 1953
(COCKTAILS) KAPPA, pseudonym. Bartender Guide to the Best Mixed Drinks (Revised Edition). Tokyo: Kasuga Boeki, (1953). 12mo, original pictorial orange paper boards. $750.
Revised edition of this dual-language (English and Japanese) bartender's guide containing virtually every classic mid-century cocktail and a few cross-cultural oddities.
Geared to the 1950s Japanese bartender with English-speaking clientele, this slightly oversized pocket guide is packed with typical mid-century cocktail recipes that are helpfully written in both English and Japanese. The first edition was published in 1950; this edition has been revised. Bookseller ticket.
A very nearly fine copy.