Tipsy in Madras: A complete guide to 80s preppy drinking

November 19, 2013 - Comment

Gin and Tonic anyone? Remember the days of sipping Cape Codders in Cape Cod? Bloody Marys over brunch in SoHo? And Old Fashioneds at the Harvard Club? No? Doesn’t matter. The 80s may be over, but the preppy attitude that pervaded the era lives on in classic drinks with a kick. Tipsy in Madras will

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Gin and Tonic anyone?

Remember the days of sipping Cape Codders in Cape Cod? Bloody Marys over brunch in SoHo? And Old Fashioneds at the Harvard Club?

No?

Doesn’t matter. The 80s may be over, but the preppy attitude that pervaded the era lives on in classic drinks with a kick. Tipsy in Madras will help readers “prep” their bar, discern the brands to have on hand, mix their drinks, and delve into the timeless lifestyle. Wanna-bes and prepster hold-outs will get insight into preppy drinking fashion, customs, literature, and more-and answers to such essential preppy questions as:

Do Brahmins drink beer?

To monogram or not to monogram?

Where does one find authentic prep school mugs?

What are the best preppy movies to drink by?

Comments

Ronald M. Scanlon says:

had fun getting tipsy !!! I really enjoyed this book, written with a sense of humor and alot of info, it brought back some great memories..I also enjoyed making a few of the drinks,,love those bloodies!!

Pretty Prep says:

Is Bleeding Madras the Morning After? I roared with delight as I read through these pages of “Tipsy in Madras”, as did those to whom I read portions aloud. It brought back to the present my journeys through New England and New York visiting friends at the schools described and trying to remember if my Madras shirts were bleeding on the mornings after our cultural exchanges in the effort to find the perfect martini, (at the Algonquin Oak Room), or the best beer for brushing our teeth,(Turborg). Buy this, you will know instantly how to rate your drinking partners. This has the best directions and the best standards for past and future Preppys.

Anonymous says:

Really Good! The book is a good book in the sense of what the subject is: drinks for the preps. There was mention of what to “wear” and such, but it didn’t get into that, look for other sources like the Preppy Handbook for that. Otherwise, a really good book, fun to read, recipes, and a great sense of humor! You can tell that the authors had fun writing this book.

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