Good day to all!
Does anybody know if there’s a contact link for sending questions to the people of the EUVS? I joined the community but it doesn’t seems to have one, there or in the main site.
The thing that puzzles me is the year some specific booklet in their online collection was published. I know the year is specified in every book and suspect the “ca” could mean “circa”, so one could give or take a couple years. Also know that in some cases -mostly in this particular case, being a funny and unpretentious booklet published most probably by a trading company- the exact year could be difficult to pinpoint.
BTW, the actual booklet doesn’t have any date printed on it
Taking all that into account, the fact is we are facing two possible scenarios with this little leaflet:
- The booklet wasn’t published circa 1910 (chances are this is the case)
- We found a very early source for some classic cocktails like the presidente or the daiquiri, and definitely the first printed recipe for a Sidecar, pre-dating for more than a decade (!!!) Vermiere’s recipe (I just stopped looking, but I guess there will be more surprises)
I know the people in charge of this online library has made an enormous and incredibly important job, making that collection an invaluable source at a huge expense, so is not mi intention to point my finger towards a supposed error in this case, but only to collaborate.
I know there are some members of this community related to the EUVS, and thats why I’m boring the rest of you with all this chit chat, in hopes of reaching some of them. So thanks a lot!
The booklet in question:
1910 ca 101 Drinks and How to Mix them
Ps: My guess is this was published in the early-middle 30’s