Innocents Aloft: And Other Souvenirs Of Days France

The Drink

InnocentsAloft

4 JIGGERS GIN                    1 JIGGER RASPBERRY SYRUP
JUICE OF 1 LEMON             1 JIGGER APRICOT CORDIAL
JUICE OF 1 LIME                  1 JIGGER OF APPLEJACK BRANDY
1 JIGGER RED WINE            SUGAR TO TASTE

-From So Red the Nose

Speaking of overly strong concoctions, here Henry Justin Smith manages to break Frank Buck’s previous record with a whopping eight-shot cocktail. Such is my dedication to my craft that I did indeed manage to drink an entire Innocents Aloft in one sitting. I do not recommend you follow my example. Although delicious, this one was made to share. Continue reading

The Cannoneers Have Hairy Ears

The Drink

CannoneersEars

CHAMPAGNE (1 Bottle, preferably good and cold)
CHABLIS (1 Pint — vintage of no particular moment)
HAUT BARSAC (1 Bottle, and be sure to have it haut)
RASPBERRIES (1 Liter Box)
SHERRY (2 Jiggers)
WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE (None)

Mix this mess in a large bowl. Don’t crush the raspberries. Let them soak for a while. Add enough sugar (powdered) to take the curse off the raspberries but not enough to destroy the fine bouquet, if any, of the Champagne, Pour into tall, tapering glasses and drink with the the raspberries floating.

– From So Red the Nose

I had to compromise again with this cocktail because, as I may have mentioned, I am a school teacher. I cannot afford to spend half a paycheck on one bottle of wine. Sorry, Mr. Casey, but my Barsac was not hautContinue reading