Anthony Adverse

The Drink

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To 2 measures of Barbadoes (sic) Rum mix 1 of lime juice, a dash of bitters, and a small quantity of brown sugar to taste and a strong dash of brandy.
Ice. Shake well and serve immediately.

– From So Red the Nose

The Anthony Adverse is an interesting and enjoyable combination of flavors. The key is the brown sugar, which keeps the drink from being unbearably tart. After some experimenting, I found a scant tablespoon is the literal sweet spot for me. Continue reading

Salamina

The Drink

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After a day setting nets for white whales, bartering for dog meat, eating seal out of the common pot, and meditating upon the universe, nothing warms a man like Jamaica Rum and Applejack lifted toward the stars in a pretty toast to one’s native housekeeper. 

Who said Greenland was a cold country?

1 PART JAMAICA RUM
2 PARTS APPLEJACK
Shake well

-from So Red the Nose

Goslings-BlackSeal-Rum-lgAccording to Wondrich, “Jamaica” rum doesn’t refer to the location so much as the method of manufacture — namely, small-batch pot-stilling. I used the Wondrich-approved Gosling’s Black Seal, which makes me happy since its logo fits in so nicely with our book’s Greenland theme. Continue reading

Laughing Boy

The Drink

Rum remains the drink to warm, cool or restore a man. But don’t refer to Bacardi as Rum in my presence–it ain’t.

DISSOLVE HALF A TEASPOONFUL OF SUGAR IN A DASH OF ANGOSTURA BITTERS, ADD 1 TEASPOONFUL OF SWEET VERMOUTH, ADD CHIPPED ICE. FILL OLD-FASHIONED GLASS TO THE BRIM WITH NEW ENGLAND RUM. GARNISH WITH LEMON PEEL AND SLICES OF ORANGE (IF YOU LIKE FRUIT SALAD)

-From So Red the Nose (Caps are from the original. Back then it was ok to shout your cocktails.)

LaughingBoyI think I’m going to have to to rank these cocktails by potency at the end of this project. I mean, is it ok to call this drink strong when I’ve said the same about almost all the others? As it is right now, I feel like I risk sounding like the girl-who-cried -wolf-and-can’t-hold-her-liquor. Let’s just say that this is the only drink so far that resulted in me binge eating cottage cheese and hate-watching the Left Behind movies. Continue reading

Tarzan

The Drink

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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