The Voice of Bugle Ann

The Drink

Copyright Alexandra Harmon 2014

Possibly the secret of that ghostly voice of Bugle Ann ringing through the hills of Missouri is to be found in the (following) recipe. 

JUICE OF 1/2 LEMON
JUICE OF 1/2 ORANGE
2 1/2 OUNCES OF GIN

Pour Over Two Large Cubes of Ice in Tall Glass and Spray Tenderly with Seltzer from Siphon — not Bottled Soda. Don’t Stir. Drink in Thirsty Gulps. Repeat at Quick Intervals until You Begin to Bay Like a Fox Hound.

-From So Red the Nose

I love this drink for giving me an excuse to buy my new favorite bar toy: the old fashioned seltzer bottle — aka the soda siphon/syphon. Seriously, I cuddle this thing to sleep every night. Continue reading

Tarzan

The Drink

Tarzan

1 OUNCE BACARDI
1 TEASPOON COINTREAU
JUICE OF 1/2 LIME
1/2 TEASPOON SUGAR

Shake Well with Shaved Ice Until Enough Ice is Melted to have a 2 Ounce Drink

-From So Red the Nose (No clever quote about the drink this time. The SRTN blurb only speaks to Tarzan’s skill with the ladies. )

I have been careful, when making the drinks from So Red the Nose, to follow the directions exactly as written in order to recreate the 1930’s drinking experience as precisely as possible. This has already caused some problems, what with the liquor brands that have stopped production sometime in the past 79 years, or ridiculous, tongue-in-cheek instructions like: “Select…six of your finest McIntosh trees and place a hive of bees under each.” Continue reading

Years of Grace

The Drink

‘A Years of Grace cocktail makes a good party but not too good a party. The kind of party that no one would have blushed for in the Years of Grace.’

3 JIGGERS OF WHISKEY — SCOTCH OR RYE
2 JIGGERS OF LEMON JUICE
1 JIGGER OF ROCK CANDY SYRUP
ICE CRACKED VERY FINE
Practically Shaved as for Crème de Menthe — so the drink seems almost frappéed, and is very cold.

-from So Red the Nose

IMG_0193I can’t think of a more delightful way to spend summer evenings than sipping this icy drink on the patio while reading its namesake. Margaret Ayer Barnes’ creation is a version of the whiskey sour, which sounds kind of serious and masculine, but this one is actually a delicious blend of sweet and sour flavors, like really good lemonade or a perfect margarita. Continue reading