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

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Bring ‘Em Back Alive

The Drink

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There is nothing like a Singapore Gin Sling for helping to see snakes in the Malayan jungles and giving you the courage to tackle them bare-handed. 

1 JIGGER D.O.M (Benedictine), 2 JIGGERS CHERRY BRANDY, 3 JIGGERS DRY GIN, JUICE OF ONE LIME, DASH OF ORANGE BITTERS, DASH OF ANGOSTURA BITTERS

Add water or soda (as preferred) in Amount Equal to the Above Ingredients. Mix with Swizzle Stick Until Foamy. Add Ice Chipped Fine, and Serve.

– From So Red the Nose

Singapore Sling
Frank Buck’s re-imagining of the Singapore Sling is the only drink I have made so far that can properly be called “fruity.” But it’s a serious, dark-colored, 1930’s kind of fruity.  Just compare my picture to this one of a modern Sling. See how much prettier and pinker the 2014 version is? Continue reading