Cocktail Noir From Gangsters & Gin Joints to Gumshoes & Gimlets Review

Posted on Nov 18 2015 - 1:26am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest & my own.

Curious about mob history, cocktails, & the infamous people who lived during prohibition? See what we think of Cocktail Noir From Gangsters & Gin Joints to Gumshoes & Gimlets here!

One of the things I loved so much when we visited Las Vegas in October was the Mob Museum. It was so much fun learning about the mob and how the shaping of Las Vegas and prohibition changed with organized crime in the United States. To the surprise of many people, alcohol has a deep history in noir fiction, Hollywood, and of course, the stories of some of the most famous gangsters in American History. After visiting the museum, I was excited when I had the opportunity to review a book that went deeper into this history, especially the history of cocktails and organized crime – Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets.  

Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets: What is It?

Interesting in learning more on how alcohol and the underworld are intermingled? How about the history of how it affected noir fiction? If this sounds interesting to you, we think you will love Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets. This book goes into the history of real and fictional characters who were built during the prohibition era, where bootlegged booze was the way to power. Not only does this book go into the criminals themselves, but the writers and the bars that inspired them. With a rich history, recipes, and black and white real photography, Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets has something to offer readers of all ages!

Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets: Our Thoughts

Honestly, I have to say I found this book both fascinating and quite educational. It goes not just into the crime families, but some of the most famous noir bars where gangsters hung out, to recipes that were loved by some of the most infamous men in history. Most of these recipes can even be easily made in your own home. With how the book is designed, it is quick, but informative read, allowing you to quickly skim through section and come back to it later without any issues. This made it a wonderful lunchtime read for me (even if I did want a cocktail while reading). As well, the black and white, real pictures spread out throughout the book gave the pick and interesting touch that I loved! Based on my own experience, I am happy to give Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets an A rating.

Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets: Where to Purchase

Want to purchase a copy of this book for yourself? You can buy Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets on Amazon.com for only $19.75.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Amber Ludwig November 18, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I love the 20’s and mobsters and prohibition era!! So exciting and so fun!! I will have to check this book out!! It sounds just fabulous!

  2. alicia szemon November 18, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

    this looks like an awesome read! i will have to read it!

  3. Sara Zielinski November 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This sounds like an amazing book.

  4. Betsy Rubendall Barnes November 18, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    This sounds great! I love exploring the history of mobs, plus, my Grandfather owned a bar when I was growing up, he had some great stories 🙂

  5. Barrie November 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I was so bummed when we couldn’t make it to the mob museum when we were in Vegas. This book sounds great and I’ll be looking into it.

  6. Richard Hicks November 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    I love history and want to read this!

  7. Jeffrey November 19, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    For me, this sounds like a great book to read. This book sounds very exciting, well written and about something that I enjoy reading about.

  8. Dorothy Boucher November 19, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing , I love the era in the 20’s and 30′ s the drinks, music fashion , even the hair was top notch 🙂 thanks for share
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  9. Mark Warren November 20, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing

  10. Margot C November 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Oh ha! My brother would love this. he’s the biggest noir film fan ever.

  11. Kelly November 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    My husband loves mobsters and the whole “prohibition” era. This would be a perfect Christmas gift for him. I will get this and some of the ingredients to make some of the recipes. Thanks for the information.

  12. Sandra Watts November 20, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    That would be interesting to read too I think. Thanks for the review.

  13. Sarah L November 22, 2015 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.

  14. lisa November 22, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    It sounds interesting. Not normally the type of book I would choose to read, but, it doesn’t sound bad.

  15. salexis November 22, 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    That’s quite the book title! Cocktail Noir From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets sounds very intriguing!

  16. M.Clark November 29, 2015 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great read for anyone who is interested in gangsters, cocktails, or noir fiction.

  17. Gabrielle January 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe I’ve missed this one. As a Jazz Age aficionado, I must rectify this lapse immediately! Thanks for letting me know about this nifty book.

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