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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.

Remsen Cooler

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Use a medium size Fizz glass.
Peel a Lemon as you would an Apple.
Place the Rind or Peeling into the Fizz glass.
2 or 3 lumps of Crystal Ice.
1 Wineglass of Remsen Scotch Whiskey.
Fill up the balance with Club Soda; stir up slowly with a spoon and serve.

In this country it is often the case that people call a Remsen Cooler where they want Old Tom Gin or Sloe Gin instead of Scotch Whiskey. It is therefore the bartender’s duty to mix as desired.

Blackthorne Sour

Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

Fill large Bar glass ⅔ full Shaved Ice.

4 dashes Lime or Lemon Juice.
1 teaspoonful Pineapple Syrup.
½ teaspoonful green Chartreuse.
1 jigger Sloe Gin.

Stir; strain into Claret glass; ornament with Fruit and serve.

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.