The Mixer and Server (1890-)

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     From WorldCat:

   Cincinnati, Ohio: Hotel and Restaurant Employee's International Alliance
and Bartender's International League of America
   Restaurants--Employees--Labor unions--United States--Periodicals
   Hotels--Employees--Labor Unions--United States--Periodicals
   CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE (succeeding title)

   You'll notice that there are two subjects--and neither is "bartenders" nor
   However, this is a "lost" gem on the order of the JEWISH BAKERS' VOICE.
   The NYPL has it from 1900.  Jere Sullivan wrote for it--he has one
excellent book on drinks that's available only at the Culinary Institute
(NY).  James E. Hickey (who wrote for the BUCKEYE TAVERN and who took over
the syndicated "The Barman's Corner" column) wrote a "Cocktails for Two"
column in the late 1930s.  In the 1940s, the CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE lost
all of its culinary character and became just union stuff.
   I took a look at 1900 and 1901, and then the post-prohibition years of the
   The "missing" years 1890-1900 are important.  Supposedly, according to one
theory, there was a bartender named "Martinez" who named the Martinez/Martini
after himself.  There's gotta be some "Martini" in those ten years!
   Here goes:

15 March 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 6, col. 2:
   Have you discovered a new drink?  If so, let us hear what it is, and tell
the boys how it is mixed.

15 May 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 1, col. 3:
   THE ALLAN COCKTAIL.  (In so many words--ed.)
(By Jack Grohusko, head bartender of Baracca's, New York.)
   Three dashes of orange bitters, one dash of maraschino and one-third each
of Fernet bitters, French vermouth and Italian vermouth.  This drink is all
right when you get used to it--but you must get used to it first.  It is said
to be very good for the stomach.
(Also here are Boer Cocktail, The Lucy McCarthy Cocktail, and The Denville
Hotel (NJ) Cocktail--ed.)

15 May 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 1, col. 1--(The "Man Behing the Bar" poem,
by W. Reid Dunroy--ed.)

15 June 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 7, col. 3--Norval cocktail.

15 July 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 7, col. 2:
(Philadelphia Special New York WOrld.)
   A New York man has introduced a new drink to Philadelphia; at least, he
says it's new.  It is concocted of cracked ice, Scotch whisky, the juice of a
lime and a bottle of ginger ale.
   The New Yorker invited Edward Green, of Texas, son of Hetty Green, to
sample it, remarking as the statesman from Texas tasted it: "That's the
newest drink out."
   "Probably it is in New York," said Green, "but they have been using it in
Texas for 30 years.  We used to call it 'The Scotch Lassie.'  What do you
call it."  "A 'Mamie Taylor'," said the New Yorker.

15 August 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 3, col. 1--"Know what a 'cucumber' is?
No.  It's an ordinary wine glass filled with crushed ice, poured two-thirds
full of creme de mint, with a top filling of rich cream.  This gives you a
cucumber green capped with a cream white--hence the name, cucumber."

15 November 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 6, col. 2--The Rowdy.

15 December 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 5, col. 1--Nothing succeeds like
success, keep pushing.

15 December 1900, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 14, col. 2--We are something on the
order of our Missouri friend, who said, "you will have to show me."  We are
Texans, and with us it is, "No show, no go."

15 January 1901, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 1, col. 2--In the words of Chimmy
Fadden, "You might match 'em, but you can't beat 'em."

15 September 1901, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 6, col. 2--Golden Rule City.

15 November 1901, MIXER AND SERVER, pg. 21, col. 1--...when questions arise
which cause long debate, commonly called "Rag Chewing"...

12 January 1934, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 21--(Recipes from Jake
Didier's DIDIER'S REMINDER contain Brooklyn Cocktail, Brown Cocktail, and
Cornell Cocktail--ed.)

12 August 1935, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 21--(Drinks by a Cleveland

12 September 1935, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 24--(More drinks by the
Cleveland local include Millionaire and Million Dollars--ed.)

12 October 1935, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 21--(Fizzes, Collinses,
Punches and Flipps by the Cleveland local--ed.)

12 December 1935, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 32, col. 1--Diners at "The
Trading Post" (Chicago--ed.) have access to a rare treat in Breast of Chicken
a la Kiev, a dish known to few chefs and one requiring expert attention.  Its
mysterious feature lies in the retention of a butter filling even after
cooking.  It is prepared as follows...

12 January 1936, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 23--(Rickeys, Slings,
Cobblers, and Daisies by the Cleveland local--ed.)

12 March 1937, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 47--Sugar  City.  (Crockett,

12 August 1937, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, pg. 33, col. 1--Chicken

12 January 1938, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, "Cocktails for Two by James E.
Hickey," pg. 31, col. 1--The recent International Cocktail Competition held
in London disclosed in the American entries many significant cocktail trends.
(...)  One San Francisco, Calif., bartender enetered what was in fact a West
Indies Daiquiri, using shaved ice and an electric mixing machine, and
substituted applejack for rum.  He named it "The Big Apple."  (After the

COMPETITIONS--1937," pg. 35, col. 2:
   Into mixing glass filled with ice put
   3/4 Jigger Cream
   1 Jigger Gilbey's London Dry Gin
   1/4 Jigger White Creme de Menthe
Submitted by Alfred M. Wood, Hotel Flanagan, Malone, N. Y.
   1 Jigger Apple Jack Brandy
   1 Dash Lemon Juice
   1 Barspoon Orange Curacao
   1/3 Jigger Grenadine Syrup
   Place on an electric mixer until thick.  (This may also be Green)
Submitted by Harry H. Gregg, New Dalt Hotel, San Francisco, Calif.

12 July 1938, CATERING INDUSTRY EMPLOYEE, "Cocktails for Two by James E.
Hickey," pg. 33, col. 2--The Cuba Libre is zooming up to new popularity
heights already this summer...It is rum and Coca-COla, and the prim Coca-COla
people don't like the idea so much.

7 February 1925, THE RESTAURATEUR, pg. 7, col. 1 ad for Geo. Thompson & Son,
"All Varieties Oysters and Clams," Foot Pike Street, New York City,
Telephone: Drydock 2933-2934-5658:

   _You've tried the Rest, Now--Try the Best_

(Fred Shapiro should record this phrase, and that George Thompson is the

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