Harry Craddock was an English bartender who trained in the US and became one of the most famous bartenders of the s and s. He is known for his tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London, and for his book, The Savoy Cocktail Book. Without doubt, The Savoy Cocktail Book is the coolest book in the world. It’s wonderful for three reasons. Firstly, it’s a one-off, the author, Harry Craddock, never. Here are 10 classic recipes you can make from Harry Craddock’s famous Savoy Cocktail Book including his original White Lady from

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Synonymous with style, elegance, and sophistication, the Savoy is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails in the world. During the s and s, Prohibition-dodging Americans visiting London for tea-dances and cocktails made the bar at the Savoy their home.

Here they were entertained by legendary American barman Harry Craddock, inventor o Synonymous with style, elegance, and sophistication, the Savoy is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails in the world. Originally published inthe Savoy Cocktail Book features of Harry’s most popular recipes. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time—and which are just as popular today.

Taking you from Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for any budding mixologist or fan of s-style decadence and sophistication.

Hardcoverpages. Published November 1st by Pavilion cocktaail published To see what your friends thought of this book, please cockttail up. To ask other readers questions cocktai, The Savoy Cocktail Bookplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Savoy Cocktail Book. Lists with This Book. Sep 12, H James rated it it was ok Shelves: There’s a lot of charm in this relic of Prohibition era cocktail culture, but as a recipe book the Savoy should not be taken seriously.

View all 3 comments. Got this as a gift for javaczuk, who has cocktil endless fascination in the art of mixed drinks, especially those in earlier days. We are working our way through this and the other books I got for him for our anniversary, at a steady, but healthy rate. Since bartending is a part of the manuscript he is writing, it’s all research.


God help my liver. This seems to be his go-to one when he has questions. However, having a reference book without an index or way to look up a drink sqvoy than by name yields a major issue. Also, numerous cocktails are the same ingredients in ever-so-slightly different proportions and possibly a different garnish; different cocktails these do not make. Time for a drink! Dec 14, Mark Watkins rated it really liked it.

The old, original classic cocktail book. The art deco illustrations aren’t bad either. Jul 11, Walt Falconer rated it it was amazing. There are hundreds of bartending books out there, competing for space in your shelf or on the coffee table – for myself, this one and Colin Field’s Ritz book are the go to books and they look quite nice as well.

Saovy is another review in here slamming the Savoy book on the font used or something like that, it isn’t very clear. Writing inthe one I received is bound well, nice paper, well laid out and overall is from Amazon. Writing inthe one I received is bound well, nice paper, well laid out and overall is a step above most books these days. Is it comparable to productions from Easton press or the Folio Society?

The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock

No, but so what. This is a book meant to be used svoy spilled on. Jan 09, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: No, I didn’t read every word of every recipe, but I read the name of each and noted its main ingredient. And the prose elements of this guidebook are stellar, harru in the wine section.

And the happy ending of the book is ultimately fitting to its subject. Apr 06, Thomas Wictor rated it it was amazing.

The Savoy Cocktail Book

What a fun book! You can get lost in it as you imagine all the high rollers, millionaires, and adventurers cocktaiil tossed back countless One Exciting Nights, Trilbys, and Morning Glory Fizzes. A must for novelists recreating the twenties through the fifties, the Golden Age of cocktails. Alcoholics should avoid it. The temptation to try every single one will kill you to death.

Jul 18, Kristen Kolb bookk it it was amazing. The quintessential cocktail handbook.

Savoy Cocktail Book

Amazingly entertaining and funny, even more so impressive as it was first published in Worth a read and a stack of page markers for making notes of cocktails to try!

Jul 12, Emerset Farquharson rated it liked it Shelves: Not enough punch or life in this book. I wish every cocktail came with a few sentences of background stories or suggestions for possible modifications even if bolk meant there were fewer cocktails.


Still looking for the perfect cocktail book. Jan 17, Jaime rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 11, Scott craddodk it as to-read. Probably not a book I’d actually sit down and read in one shot, but more of a cookbook for the bar.

I tried one cocktail featuring sherry that was not so good. Hopefully there’s more gems in there, it IS a cockatil after all. Mar 03, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some better hwrry others, but work through it a bit, and you’ll find what you like.

Jul 18, Jennifer marked it as to-read. I better just go with a later edition.

The best cocktail book I have ever read. If you need to learn classic cocktails, you cannot be without the book. Virginia rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Cheri Loughlin rated it really liked it Sep 29, Brent Irvine rated it really liked it Jul 19, Aaron Eiswein rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Nikki Pagliaro rated it liked it Jun 16, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Augustine Stronghelm rated it it was ok Oct 23, Mary rated it really liked it Nov 06, Patrick Cull rated it it was amazing May 21, Kevin Fitzpatrick rated it it was amazing Dec 16, May 07, Anne Frisbie rated it liked it Shelves: This book is really a reference book for classic cocktails.

Recipes are alphabetical so it works well as a reference book. Not an inspiring cocktail but great to have in case you want to look at any classic cocktail recipe. Meghan Elward-Duffy rated it really liked it Sep 11, Paul Clarke rated it really liked it Oct 14, Kaufmann rated it really liked it Aug 23, Chris rated it it was amazing Apr 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Books by Harry Craddock. Trivia About The Savoy Cocktai No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The Savoy Cocktai Water is for thirst. Wine is, according to its quality and its flavour, a necessary tonic, a luxury or a tribute paid to food. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.