The new book Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition: A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras by Lesley M. M. Blume is a humorous, illustrated book that lists recipes for lesser-known vintage drinks like the Laughing Soup, Gloom Lifter, and Battery Charger.
I wrote about it here on FineCooking.com and included the recipe for the Leave-It-To-Me Cocktail.
A lot of the recipes in the book call for apricot brandy, a combination of sweet/dry vermouth and bitters, orange juice, eggs, absinthe, and grenadine. Not all together. So in some ways you can see why they're lesser-known vintage cocktails compared to the Manhattan and Negroni.
So one wouldn't neccesarily want to make all the recipes in it- many are a bit close to each other in formulation- but it's a really cute book with nice illustrations and a good sense of humor all the way around. It should make a good gift book this year.