How to Drink Like a Mobster

How to Drink Like a Mobster

Prohibition-Style Cocktails
Albert W. A. Schmid, foreword by Noah Rothbaum
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-68435-049-0
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From John Dillinger’s Gin Fizz to Al Capone’s Templeton Rye, mobsters loved their liquor—as well as the millions that bootlegging and speakeasies made them during the Prohibition. In a time when any giggle juice could land you in the hoosegow, mobsters had their own ways of making sure the gin mill never ran dry and the drinks kept flowing. And big screen blockbusters like The Godfather, GoodFellas, and Scarface and small screen hits like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire ensure that our obsession with mobsters won’t run dry, either.

Mixology expert Albert W. A. Schmid shows how you can recreate the allure of the gangster bar life with step-by-step instructions on how to set up the best Prohibition-style bar and pour the drinks to match. Recipes include mob favorites like the Machete, the Paralyzer, Greyhound (Salty Dog), Say Hello to My Little Friend, and Angel Face, as well as classics like the Gimlet, Kamikaze, and Bee’s Knees. How to Drink Like a Mobster also includes profiles of the most notorious mobsters’ connections to the booze business, along with tips to stay under the radar in any speakeasy: always have at least one or more aliases ready, pay with cash, don’t draw attention to yourself, and in the case of a raid, drink the evidence as fast as you can!

Author Bio

Albert W. A. Schmid is a Gourmand Award winner and author of several books, including The Old Fashioned: An Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail, The Manhattan Cocktail: A Modern Guide to the Whiskey Classic, and The Hot Brown: Louisville's Legendary Open-Faced Sandwich.


“Fix yourself a drink and enjoy.”
 — Noah Rothbaum, Drink & Food Editor at The Daily Beast

“Albert W. A. Schmid's collection of classic cocktail recipes are not only easy to replicate, but happily, legal. (As long as you are over 21, of course.)”
 — Susan Reigler, author of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Noah Rothbaum


Mobster Lexicon

1. Drink Like a Mobster!

2. People, Places and Things

3. Cocktail Recipes