Posts Tagged ‘Bullock’

The Ideal Bartender

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Tom BullockAstute readers of the last few days may have noticed the addition of a new category of content: The Ideal Bartender. I’ve imported Tom Bullock’s 1917 bar book — scanning and proofing courtesy of Project Gutenberg — both as a public service (it’s a bit easier to navigate this way) and with a mind to extensively sample and make notes upon the contents. I wouldn’t qualify it as anything approaching a masterwork, but The Ideal Bartender is an important document from an interesting time. All are invited — exhorted, in fact — to mix it up and comment on Bullock’s recipes as well.
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Mixology Monday III: Mint

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Mixology Monday: MintIt’s Mixology Monday again, this time hosted by Rick at Kaiser Penguin. There’s much to explore in the world of mint-containing cocktails — I don’t regularly make anything with mint, though we’ve a nice bush of it growing in the Old Mews (now the kitchen garden) behind Slakethirst Manor. Time to put it to use.
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Cider Eggnog

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Into a large Bar glass break a fresh Egg.
1 teaspoonful Sugar.
4 lumps Cracked Ice.
Fill up with Sweet Cider.

Shake; strain into tall, thin glass and serve with grated Nutmeg on top.

Blackthorne Cocktail

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill Mixing glass ⅔ full Shaved Ice.

¼ teaspoonful Lemon Juice.
1 teaspoonful Syrup.
½ jigger Vermouth.
½ Jigger Sloe Gin.
1 dash Angostura Bitters.
2 dashes Orange Bitters.

Stir; strain into Cocktail glass and serve.

Absinthe Frappe

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill medium Bar glass full of Shaved Ice.

1 teaspoonful Benedictine.
1 pony Absinthe.

Shake until outside of Shaker has frosty appearance; strain into six-ounce Shell glass and serve.