An Excuse To Drink – 60th Anniversary of Playboy Magazine
On this date in 1953, the very first issue of ‘Playboy’ magazine was published, featuring Marilyn Monroe as its centerfold.
Due to the proliferation of the Playboy clubs, Hugh Hefner’s brand spawned numerous signature cocktails, many of which are chronicled in the 1971 Playboy’s Host & Bar Book by Thomas Mario. While most bartending tomes published during the depths of the “Dark Age of the Cocktail” aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Thomas does a great job of compiling both classic and now mostly forgotten gems.
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