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"Old Man Drinks"

Jun. 21 2010, Published 4:25 a.m. ET

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Time to muddle an Old Fashioned or pour yourself a Gimlet! If you’re not sure how to make these, pick up Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom by Robert Schnakenberg, which has none of the new, trendy cocktails but the kind of drinks your Grandfather made. With the success of shows like Mad Men, many cosmopolitan drinkers are turning to the old classics, like the Old Fashioned, Hot Toddy, Sidecar and Satan’s’ Whiskers.

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It’s not just the recipes that make this book so much fun but the some of the marinated-in-whiskey quotes, such as “ A little booze’ll make you charming; a little more will make you an a**.”  These charming aphorisms will make you the hit of the party, especially if you can whip up one of those “Stan’s Whiskers”!

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