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  1. Went looking for a Tour de France themed cocktail and stumbled across this old topic.


    Here is what appears to be the only reference. It seems to be a drink named after the book by Paula McLain about Ernest Hemingway's marriage to Hadley Richardson. The Paris Wife cocktail itself is a Daiquiri variation created for the now defunct Nightwood restaurant in Chicago mixed with rum, Amaro Nonino, lime juice, simple syrup, egg white and Angostura bitters.

  2. 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:




    Brandy Cocktail


    Fill the bar glass half full of broken ice and add:


    1 or 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
    3 dashes of Curacao.
    1/2 gill of Brandy. (2 oz)


    Stir up well, strain into a cocktail-glass, add Olive or cherry, and squeeze lemon peel on top. A little dash of Absinthe improves this cocktail, which is also often made with equal parts of Brandy and French Vermouth. It should be noted that all plain cocktails are made the same way as the Brandy Cocktail. The base liquor can be either Gin, Whisky, Rum, Vermouth, Sherry, etc., and the cocktail is therefore named according to the base liquor.




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  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. On 9/14/2015 at 7:31 PM, dscheidt said:


    In the summer, I drink a cocktail, unamed as far as I know, but related to the Presbyterian.  It is


    1 part rye

    2 parts orange juice, preferably fresh squezed

    4 parts ginger ale

    all over ice


    I also make a variation where the orange juice is replaced with the juice of a lime.  Either variation can stand some fiddling with ratios, depending on your taste and the ginge ale.  A stonger ginger beer could by watered down a bit without losing too much, i think. 


    Ingredient wise, it appears to be an Arctic Cooler drink recipe with slightly different proportions.

  7. 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.
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