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Fix the Pumps

Fix the Pumps tells the real history of the soda fountain, starting with its invention, through its golden era of creativity and into its dependance on patent medicine and narcotics. The history of the soda fountain is as vibrant as any other period in American history.

Fix the Pumps provides a wealth of information on techniques employed by soda jerks. The recipes span the spectrum of… [Continue]

Beverages De Luxe (1914)

Just prior to prohibition, a great little booklet was put out by The Wine and Spirit Bulletin called Beverages De Luxe. It is a collection of articles, and recipes, written by owners of distilleries and others in the business. Some of the contributors include George Brown (Brown & Foreman) and A.M. Hanauer (Hamburger Distillery, Pittsburgh, PA) among many others. Hanauer wrote… [Continue]

Fix the Pumps Intro

Print Edition is now available on Art of Drink for $10.95 plus it included a free eBook edition - Fix the Pumps

This past October marked the 4th year I've been posting on Art of Drink, this being the 459th post. Last year I decided that I should do something a little more cohesive, like write a book.… [Continue]

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