"Jimmy", late of Ciro's, London.
London. T. Werner Laurie, Ltd. 1932. First edition. Pictorial card boards with an image of an elegant, jazz-age, cocktail-sipping couple to front board. 96 pages. 125 x 95mm (5 x 3¾"). 0.1kg. . English. Very good; light wear to boards, with light rubbing to edges and forecorners, creasing to spine with some chipping and wear, light crease to front board; a well-preserved copy of a fragile publication.
The illustrated-cover edition of a scarce 1930s cocktail book. The Green Cocktail Bookwas compiled by "Jimmy", the bartender of the London branch of Ciro's. Recipes include Adonis, Boomerang, Cowboy, and Xanthia, York and Zaza, 'arranged in alphabetical order for the assistance of the systematic drinker who wants to do his imbibing from A to Z.'. There are eight pages of amusing toasts at the rear.