On May 18, 2015, A History of Drinking published its first book, “Forgotten Maryland Cocktails”with The History Press:
Forgotten Maryland Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Free State
by Gregory Priebe & Nicole Priebe, Foreword by Aaron Joseph
ISBN : 9781626198562
Page Extent : 192
Trim Size : 6 x 9
Published : May 2015
The Southside, Diamondback and the Preakness–Marylanders imbibe history in their native cocktails, from local favorites to little-known classics. Early residents favored fruit brandies and potent punches until the Civil War, when rye whiskey laid claim to local palates. During the golden age of the cocktail, grand hotels like Baltimore’s Belvedere created smooth concoctions such as the Frozen Rye, but the dry days of Prohibition interrupted the good times. Using historic recipes with modern twists from renowned mixologists, Greg and Nicole Priebe mix up one part practical guide and three parts Maryland history and top it off with a tour of the current craft cocktail and distilling scenes.
Written by “site-runners” Gregory and Nicole Priebe, this work was the product of more than a year of research into the historical background of Maryland’s spirit and cocktail scene.
Stadium Journey – Forgotten Maryland Cocktails By Richard Smith May 06, 2015
Baltimore Magazine – Bygone Booze By Jess Mayhugh August 2015
Baltimore Sun – The Preakness and other forgotten cocktails by Richard Gorelick May 13, 2015
Inside Tailgating – Preakness Cocktails By Richard Smith May 14, 2015
“Forgotten Maryland Cocktails” can be purchased at the following locations:
Brick and Mortar:
For signing and tasting events, please check out the Forgotten Maryland Cocktails facebook page: