1/4 WHITE MINT
PLENTY OF ICE
Pour into Cocktail Shaker and Shake as Though You Were a Terrier with a Dead Rat
“If, gentlemen, you believe this is no drink even for The Barbarians, then I nominate the milk punch, which stands by you through thick and thin and is the perfect noggin for the Usher Who Forgot Himself:
1 1/2 JIGGERS BOURBON IN A TALL GLASS
3 LUMPS OF ICE
1 TABLESPOON SUGAR
FILL GLASS WITH MILK SERVE UNDER AN CIRCUMSTANCES.
That’s right people: two drinks for the price of one! But the catch is neither of them are originals.
Here’s a knockout dose known as The Sleeping Child and stirred up by Alice Grant Rossman…She says her eccentricities are liking cats and Americans.
Half Gin, Half French Vermouth, Dash of Cointreau, Dash of Maraschino, Squeeze of Lemon, Grapefruit, and Peach Juice
– From So Red the Nose
The Sleeping Child is a very girly drink to accompany a very girly book. Unlike last post’s debacle, I found all the ingredients easily enough, with the exception of peaches (you know they’re not in season as the same time as grapefruits, right Ms. Grant Rossman?). I ran all over town trying to find bottled peach juice (no peach nectar is not good enough, thank you very much Whole Foods) until I had the brilliant idea of using the side juice from a can of peaches. Yum. Continue reading
…four or five Hop, Skip, and Jump Cocktails will demonstrate that this edition is no juvenile.
3 1/2 PARTS GIN
1 PART FRENCH DRY VERMOUTH
1 SPRIG OF MINT
-from So Red the Nose
Well, this is another variation on the martini, this time with a mint garnish, which adds a nice decoration, but not really any flavor. Sooooo…go back and read my review of the martini I guess. Continue reading
…”known in alien times as Alexandre, but in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, as the Diary State, now rechristened for the purposes of this book the Bright Land.” After drinking it, any land looks brighter.
1 1/4 BEAKERS OF GIN
1/2 BEAKER OF CREAM
3/16 BEAKER OF CREME DE CACOA
1/16 BEAKER OF STRONG BLACK COFEE
SMALL AMOUNT OF SUGAR SYRUP
– from So Red the Nose
Yeah, I’ve never, ever heard of an “Alexander” cocktail before, but it seems to be a very similar flavor combination as a white Russian. Which is the same as saying that the Alexander/Bright Land is delicious. Send ALL the 1930’s cream-based drinks this way. Continue reading
After all these years Miss Monroe has at last told the truth concerning what ingredients go into the making of poets and their art.
1 PART GIN
1 PART CANNED GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
Ice and Serve
-from So Red the Nose
It’s good. I mean, it’s a little boring as cocktails go. Especially considering this was made by a poet, I would hope for something a little more creative. Grapefruit juice just doesn’t conjure up the kind of bombast you’d expect from an author who repeatedly calls upon “the muse” without irony. This drink isn’t dramatic or passionate; it’s more — what’s the word — laid-back. Continue reading