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Book Review: 'The Cocktail'

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Lanza has penned an unabashed love sonnet to gimlets, manhattans, and their equally intoxicating brethren, tracing the history of the cocktail from George Washington to Tanqueray’s current gin slinger, Mr. Jenkins. This book will quench whatever thirst you have for knowledge of our swizzle-stick-, tiki-room-, rumba-band-filled world. B+

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