The Ideal Bartender, Tom Bullock
A complete reproduction of the Vintage Cocktail Book "The Ideal Bartender" originally published in 1917. Tom Bullock was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and is credited with creating the Old Fashioned cocktail. At Copper & Kings, we host The Ideal Bartender school, which provides individuals from under-represented communities the skills necessary to work in the ever-expanding hospitality and bar industry. Bullock's legacy is one we aim to uphold. After moving from Louisville, Tom Bullock came to be a well-recognized bartender at the St. Louis Country Club, where he served government officials and other elite community members. After publishing this cocktail book, Prohibition made Bullock's profession illegal, yet bartending culture was stronger than ever, bartenders were well paid and tipped for supplying public a illegal substance of alcohol. Bullock moved frequently and changed professions during the dry period, but kept bartending at St. Louis Country Club where people could still drink. The country club did not keep the records on him working there.