Tag: charles h. baker jr

Take a look at Charles H. Baker Jr’s Bird of Paradise Fizz

Charles H. Baker Jr’s writing from the first half of last century still has relevance for bartenders today — even if, at times, some of his descriptions are a little jarring to the modern reader — and his work has bequeathed recipes like this Bird of Paradise Fizz.

How To: The Exotic Gin Drinks of Charles H. Baker

Reading through the pages of most cocktail books written before the second world war can get to be a pretty dull read pretty quickly — particularly if there isn’t a well-stocked bar at one’s disposal or the hour is unsociably early. Yet Charles H. Baker Jr’s prose stands apart from the pack.