Posts Tagged ‘apricot brandy’

The Millionaire

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

This evening we note with interest the Millionaire Cocktail from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails. His is a modernized incarnation of The Savoy Cocktail Book‘s “Millionaire #1” and The How and When‘s “Millionaire #4.” It is deep ruby red, tart and pleasing… for better or worse, it’s amazing how the dark rum all but vanishes under cover of the other ingredients. (This Millionaire is unrelated to the previously documented “Millionaire #2.”)

1 1/2 oz. Myers’s Original Dark Rum
3/4 oz. sloe gin
3/4 oz. apricot brandy
Juice of 1 lime

Shaken and strained.

The “juice of 1 lime” business is a bit squishy. Haigh declares the ballpark to lie between 1 and 1 1/2 ounces, and while Ms. Thirsty found the full juice of one of our limes to be too tart, it was just right for me. The appropriate volume will need to be individually quantified.

Other issues, uniquely Oregonian, derive from a state-wide paucity of decent apricot brandies and sloe gins: I am reduced to using Mr. Boston products. The result is satisfactory enough that it deserves documentation, but Millionaires mixed in less restricted states will benefit from better ingredients. Mr. Boston’s artificially-flavored, caramel-colored apricot brandy is particularly foul, and should be avoided whenever possible.

American Pousse Cafe

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill a Pousse Cafe glass ¼ full of Chartreuse, and add Maraschino, Curacoa and Brandy in equal proportions until the glass is filled. Then proceed as for Abricontine Pousse Cafe.

Doray Sour

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ⅔ full Shaved Ice.

3 dashes Gum Syrup
4 dashes Lemon Juice.
1 dash Lime Juice.
1 teaspoonful Abricontine or green Chartreuse.
½ jigger Tokay or Sweet Catawba Wine.
½ jigger Brandy.

Stir well and strain into a fancy Sour glass; dress with Fruits; dash with Apollinaris or Seltzer; top off with a little Claret and serve.

Leaping Frog

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

1 jigger Hungarian Apricot Brandy.
Juice of ½ Lime.

Fill glass with Lump Ice.
Shake well and strain into Stem glass.

Delusion

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a large Mixing glass; fill with Shaved Ice.

½ Lime Juice.
⅔ white Creme de Menthe.
⅓ Apricot Brandy.

Shake well; strain into thin Stem glass and serve.