Louis Paul lifts a little glass slipper filled with his potent concoction to the opulent wench in the pumpkin coach.
2 PARTS LIQUEUR CESORIAC
1 PART VERMOUTH (Italian Cinzano)
1 PART CHERRY JUICE
3 LIMES (to each pint)
SLATHERS OF ICE (or you will go home in a basket).
–from So Red the Nose
Oh cesoriac. This forgotten midcentury liqueur may be less popular today, but that makes it no less delicious. Continue reading
Members of the So Red the Nose Club should read Asylum to discover what lies in store for incautious imbibers of Gin and Pernod.
1 PART GIN
1 PART PERNOD
DASH OF GRENADINE
Pour Over Large Lumps of Ice
Do Not Shake
– From So Red the Nose
It’s pretty ironic to have an alcoholic drink based on a book about rehab. Or is it actually the opposite of irony, since a drunk is surely a cocktail expert? #thingsenglishteachersshouldknow Continue reading
2 PARTS BRANDY
2 PARTS LEMON JUICE
1 PART COINTREAU
1 PART BENEDICTINE
-From So Red the Nose
FUN FACT: Noilly Prat Original Dry is not sold in Arizona. Or… perhaps even the United States, I’m still trying to figure that one out. So pirates will have to wait till I can get France to send me some. Continue reading
It takes a man with hair on his chest to drink five Absinthe and Champagne Cocktails and still handle the English language in the Hemingway fashion…After six of these cocktails The Sun Also Rises.
Pour 1 jigger of absinthe into a champagne glass. Add iced champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink 3 to 5 of these slowly.
– from So Red the Nose
Did I say that The Canary Case cocktails were strong? What a naïve drinker I was in those days. Sorry Van Dine, but Hemingway can outdrink you in this century just as well as the last. Shamefully, I had to skip the “3 to 5” instruction, unless he meant these directions to take place over a week’s time. Continue reading