The Ideal Bartender was originally published way back in 1917, and is still around today as a testament to the fact that when you get a recipe right the first time, 100 years of technological advancements don't matter. Flip through for page after page of vintage recipes that are every bit as delicious today. It's also got an introduction written by noted rum authority Ian Burrell to help you along your mixology journey. You may ask yourself, "How'd he get that gig? Aren't I a rum authority?" The answers are "We don't know," and "No, you're probably not," respectively, but a close read through of this will get you part of the way there.