To Have and Have Another

To Have and Have Another

A Hemingway Cocktail Companion

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101612385
  • 320 Pages
  • Perigee
  • Adult


Few writers have achieved such legend as Ernest Hemingway, and fewer still have won such a reputation for drinking as constantly and heavily—quite an accomplishment in a profession chock-full of heavy imbibers. For Hemingway, the artist’s craft was twofold: to write well and to drink well, too.

In To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Philip Greene, cocktail historian, spirits consultant, and cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, offers us a view of Papa through the lens Papa himself preferred—the bottom of a glass.

A bartender’s manual for Hemingway enthusiasts, this revised and expanded volume offers a unique take on Hemingway’s oeuvre that privileges the tastes, smells, and colors of the cocktails he enjoyed and the drinks he placed so prominently in his stories they were nearly characters themselves. To Have and Have Another delivers fascinating and lively background on the various drinks, their ingredients, their histories, and the characters—real and fictional—associated with them. 


“A fascinating literary-booze study . . .”
The Washington Post
“An interesting read and a must-have for Hemingway lovers and craft bartenders.”
Kirkus Reviews
“At a time when cocktail books have become rote, To Have and Have Another by Philip Greene subverts the formula and provides recipe-by-recipe substance to Ernest Hemingway’s drinking ways . . . [Greene] lets the drinks lead the way but fleshes each one with meticulous detail to round out the pieces of Papa’s lusty life.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Even a casual student of the novelist Ernest Hemingway knows the man liked to drink. But a quick skimming of Philip Greene’s new book, To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, reveals exactly how much the man enjoyed his cups.”
The New York Times
“Might be the next best thing to drinking with Hemingway.”
“Greene, the cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, makes it easy to recreate some of Hemingway’s most memorable literary libations, including the Dripped Absinthe from For Whom the Bell Tolls and the Jack Rose from The Sun Also Rises.”
Wine Enthusiast
“[A]n off-beat and worthy addition to the Papa bookshelf, especially for the imbibers among us.”
The Florida Book Review
To Have and Have Another is light and engaging, a fast read that works as both a dictionary of cocktails and a reference text on Hemingway’s works and personal life.”
Serious Eats
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