"Book" Your Seat for the Best Cocktail Party Ever

Algonquin cordially invites you to our cocktail party to end all cocktail parties — spanning space, time, and chapters.

Gin-Joints-poster-grab-siteHemingway_Bailey_Gin_Joints_HC_rgb_HR updatedTime: Always, forever, now showing.

Where: Hollywood, The Golden Era.

The Hosts: Mark Bailey and Edward Hemingway who have welcomed us all into their new book, Of All the Gin Joints. “This book is like being at the best dinner party in the world,” Chelsea Handler said.

The Guest List: Frank Sinatra, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, and you.

The Drink: Well, one of the drinks, the first cocktail ever ordered by James Bond in Ian Fleming’s first Bond novel, Casino Royale (1954):

Vesper Martini

3 oz. gin (preferably Tanqueray or Broker’s since Gordon’s has been reformulated)
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Kina lillet
Lemon peel

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel. Enjoy! It’s a classic combination of 3 oz. gin, 1 oz. vodka, 0.5 oz. Kina Lillet and lemon peel garnish — shaken, not stirred.




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  1. This book should please anyone with an interest in things Hollywood. Filled with charming and interesting anecdotes, the reader is quickly taken to places behind the scenes and behind the names. Very entertaining and informative. Includes some equally interesting drink recipes. Highly recommended.

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