The Dark Ages of Mixology, 1967-1988

Filled with sickly sweet artificial mixers, smutty names, and unbalanced formulas, it's no wonder that most people refer to the decades between the '60s and late '80s as the "Dark Ages" of mixology. Yet, despite all this, there may actually be some redeeming qualities hidden among all the bad. Celebrated cocktail historians David Wondrich and Jeff Barry delve deep into the history of the Dark Ages, picking out the sparks of incredible (if perhaps poorly executed) inventiveness that permeated the "Dark Ages" and paved the way for the future cocktail revolution.

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