Another weekend come-and-gone, and another Sunday out at antique shops.
Today my wife and I were at the Antiques Mall in Salamanca, N.Y.
I always find something to buy at this location, like this bitters bottle from a few years back.
And while I did score a couple of cocktail books today, this photo post is more about what I didn’t buy:
Pictured above is a nice-looking “traveling bartender” set I saw today in Salamanca. It’s a neat set, but I’ve got a really good one that’s a little older than this — which I’ll have to feature in a post some day.
This rye whiskey jug was selling for $79 at the Antiques Mall.
And lastly, a zodiac-themed ice bowl with a strainer and bar spoon:
I picked up this pocket cocktail pamphlet at a household sale in Lakewood, N.Y.
Bellows: Recipes For Essential Mixed Drinks
This was one of six vintage pamphlets I picked up at a local household sale. I’ll post the rest soon. And maybe one day I’ll get around to transcribing the recipes.
The thing with a pamphlet like this though is that it specifies its particular brand in all of the drinks which are listed. They’re great to own for the art and phrasing though, especially the party books for hosts and hostesses. Those ones have hilarious little cartoons and suggestions for party games and canapés and all sorts of other stuff. This pamphlet’s a more straightforward set of recipes.
I just did a quick Google search and found a few of these Bellows books available for sale online. Not sure of more than that though. From what I can find online it maybe printed in 1949? Or 1950?
The book’s divided up into five sections:
•Brandy, Sherry & Champagne
There’s a total of 34 cocktails in the book and they’re printed as follows:
–Bourbon on the Rocks
•Brandy, Sherry & Champagne•
–Whiskey Egg Nog
–Whiskey Tom & Jerry
–Bellows Rum Cocktail
–Hot Whiskey Toddy
Other Vintage Cocktail Pamphlets:
•The Smart Hostess — Link
I picked this up at a house sale: The Smart Hostess!
It’s a pamphlet printed by the Rival Manufacturing Company in 1954 or 1960, I’m not seeing a whole lot about it anywhere on the internet.
The first section of the pamphlet has ads for the Ice-O-Matic Electric Ice Crusher, The Bucketeer Ice-O-Mat, the Two-Way Ice-O-Mat and the Vogue Ice-O-Mat.
The second section is all party foods and non-alcoholic beverages, but the last section is all bar basics and classic cocktails. Here they are in the order they’re printed:
•Maple Leaf Cocktail
•Sloe Gin Fizz
•Southern Comfort Cocktail
•Orange Blossom Cocktail
•Golden Dawn Cocktail
•Pink Lady Cocktail
•Cider & Gin
•Bourbon & Scotch Mist
There’s some pretty neat stuff on the Bols Genever Twitter page (@BolsGenever):