Singing in the Wilderness

The Drink

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1 DOLLOP OF COMB HONEY. Strained and Beaten Smooth in Enough Whisky to Make You Sing. Fill up the rest of a Tall Glass with CREAM. Beat it all to a froth again and clink the glasses to the old toast —

Here’s tae us!
Wha’s like us?
Dom few!

-From So Red the Nose

What was it with people in the 1930’s treating cream like a legit beverage? Weren’t they supposed to be skinny back then? An entire glass of cream is just nauseating, no matter how much whisky you cut it with. Continue reading

The Bright Land

The Drink

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…”known in alien times as Alexandre, but in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as the Diary State, now rechristened for the purposes of this book the Bright Land.” After drinking it, any land looks brighter.

1 1/4 BEAKERS OF GIN
1/2 BEAKER OF CREAM
3/16 BEAKER OF CREME DE CACOA
1/16 BEAKER OF STRONG BLACK COFEE
SMALL AMOUNT OF SUGAR SYRUP

– from So Red the Nose

Yeah, I’ve never, ever heard of an “Alexander” cocktail before, but it seems to be a very similar flavor combination as a white Russian. Which is the same as saying that the Alexander/Bright Land is delicious. Send ALL the 1930’s cream-based drinks this way. Continue reading