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Cocktail and Wine Digest


Rob Simmon
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My significant other pulled a copy of this book from her father's house a few weekends ago. Many of the recipes seem to be, well, weird. On the other hand, they really do seem to work:

Habaneros Cocktail

Juice of 1/2 Lime

4 dashes Absinthe

2 oz. Rum

shake

Whist Cocktail

3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth

1/2 oz. Apple Jack

1 1/2 oz. rum

shake

(listed as a variation in CocktailDB)

Tropical Cocktail

3/4 oz. Creme de Cacao

1 1/4 oz. Dry Vermouth

3/4 oz. Maraschino

shake well

(listed with significantly different proportions in CocktailDB)

All of these were better than I thought they'd be.

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Cool Beans, Rob.

As near as I can tell that is one of the books attributed to Oscar Haimo, who was familiar sounding to me.

After a bit of searching, he may have been one of Frank Meier's understudies at the Ritz in Paris.

Nice find, if so!

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Erik Ellestad

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck...

Bernal Heights, SF, CA

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On the front cover:

"by Oscar Haimo

President of the International Bar Manager's Association"

tonight's drink:

South Side Cocktail

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tsp. sugar

2 sprigs Fresh Mint

1 1/2 oz. Gin

Shake and strain well

I think lemons must have been smaller back in the day (and muddling as recommended in CocktailDB is advisable), but nice.

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Paradise Cocktail

3/4 oz. Orange Juice

4 dashes (2 tsp.) Apricot Brandy

2 oz. Gin

Shake

Pleasant, but a bit boring.

Pisco Cocktail

Juice of Half Lime

4 Dashes (2 tsp.) Anisette

2 oz. Brandy (pisco)

Shake Well

This is interesting, and could stand to have a bit more anisette, believe it or not.

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Paradise Cocktail

3/4 oz. Orange Juice

4 dashes (2 tsp.) Apricot Brandy

2 oz. Gin

Shake

Pleasant, but a bit boring.

What is the copyright date on this book? What I seem to recall about this drink offhand is that it is typically attributed to LA in the 40's and uses apricot liqueur in 1:1:1 preportions. I'm not sure what you used, but in this formula, what about eau-de-vie?

-Andy

Andy Arrington

Journeyman Drinksmith

Twitter--@LoneStarBarman

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