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  1. The Eagle Cocktail's history dates back a couple decades earlier than The Savoy Cocktail Book. All the info is included in the research.
  2. The classic Eagle cocktail of yesteryear sort of got muddled together with another. Does anyone have any additional details on this drink's history?
  3. The Brandy Cocktail is a true classic which dates back to Jerry Thomas' 1862 bartending guide How To Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant's Companion and beyond. Back then, his recipe included gum syrup and Bogart's bitters as well as the orange liqueur and brandy that Craig E. cited above from Harry Craddock. Here's another recipe quoted from Robert Vermeire's 1922 book Cocktails - How To Mix Them:
  4. Cocktail Parodies

    Want to laugh at a little British humor for comic relief Monday? This video of a couple of boobs behind the bar on the Benny Hill Show from way back when is pretty funny.
  5. Scotch Cocktails

    A nice Scotch drink themed for The Masters golf tournament is the Hole In One cocktail with whisky, sweet vermouth, lemon juice and orange bitters.
  6. Definitely a favorite. Love how he encourages you to "roll your own" and states in conclusion that "If you use it as a recipe book it will have failed in its purpose."
  7. The Reed & Thistle Master List

    Sounds like fun. How did you choose the books to use? While most of the recipes in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book and the 1935 Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book will meet your pre-prohibition timeline you'll have to individually verify from other sources to make sure. Why not use references that were all published before 1920 to eliminate the extra work?
  8. This is a little late for your friend's 60th, but for others interested in noteworthy cocktails invented in the 1950s, here's a couple more. The Piña Colada from 1954 and the Bull Shot from ~ 1952. You might want to add the Last Word to this list as well. Although invented ~ 1921, it wasn't until 1951 that it was first published.
  9. Sherry & Sherry Cocktails

    Has anyone tried the Artist's Special? Its sort of a Scotch whisky sour that looks interesting.
  10. Thanksgiving cocktails

    Like the Philadelphia Fish House Punch mentioned above last year, our Turkey Day 2016 cocktail menu will include something that would have actually been imbibed during the colonial-era time period. The Syllabub. Any thoughts and what drinks will everyone else be serving to your guests on Thanksgiving this year?
  11. Ingredient wise, it appears to be an Arctic Cooler drink recipe with slightly different proportions.
  12. Looking forward to following your posts.

  13. Lots of great suggestions so far. Here's a few more. Rum Drinks Similar To A Manhattan Or Martini: B.V.D. / Brown Cocktail - light or dark rum, gin and French vermouth. Diablo - Angostura bitters, Cointreau, dry vermouth and rum. Dunlop - rum, sherry and Angostura bitters. Fair and Warmer - curacao, Italian vermouth and rum. Flapper - dry vermouth, rum and aromatic bitters sweetened to taste. Full House - French vermouth, Swedish punsch and rum. Joburg - rum, caperitif (Lillet Blanc) and orange bitters. Little Princess / Poker - Italian vermouth and rum. Palmetto - rum, sweet vermouth and orange bitters. Rum Cocktails Without Juices or Sodas: Alexandra - egg white, cream or half & half, Kahlua and rum. Bee's Kiss / Rum Zoom - rum, honey and cream. Belmont Park / Sevilla Cocktail #2 - rum, fresh whole egg, port wine and powdered sugar. Bumbo - rum, water, brown sugar and nutmeg. Cafe Caribbean - coffee, rum, sugar and whipped cream. Eggnog - eggs, milk, rum, sugar and vanilla. Parisian Blonde - Jamaican rum, curacao and sweet cream. Rum Flip - milk, rum and sugar. Spanish Town - rum and curacao with nutmeg garnish.
  14. For comparison in a cocktail its best not to have too many other drink ingredients overpowering the taste of the Armagnac or the Cognac itself. The Sidecar and Sour work well with that criteria. Less so for the Le Sang Et Sable. You might want to also try experimenting with a Brandy Old Fashioned, Metropolitan or Flip.