New York City.
Just go there.
If you’re there. Do it. If you’re not, GO there. It never closes. It can’t. There is stuff going on all the time. Mostly road work to be perfectly honest but then . . . literally everything else.
I’m serious. Even if you think you’d never want to go to New York City, GO there. Are you still reading this? GO TO NEW YORK CITY!!!!! Then you can hate it, or love it or whatever, but YOU MUST GO!
Ok. I understand. You’re at your computer right now. You can’t go to New York City right now. (Unless you’re in NYC in which case, why are you at home on your computer? Is it super late? Do you have no friends? Doesn’t matter. There is STILL something to DO!)
Anyway, I digress. In this episode, the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure talk about New York City, the Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, Klingons, Glogg, the Algonquin and Edison Hotels, and give a shout out to Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters!
They also again try two versions of the same drink. In this case, the Lion’s Tail. One from 1937 and one from present day. The first one comes from Ted Haigh’s book, "Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails” except that the sugar syrup comes from the Smuggler’s Cove Demerara sugar syrup recipe. Feel free to use your own sugar syrup recipe.
Lion’s Tail (1937) from Ted Haigh’s “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails"
2 ounces bourbon
3/4 ounce Allspice Dram
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon simple syrup
2 dashes Angosturra Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass with no garnish.
Then, there’s the
Lion’s Tail from "The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog Drinks Manual"
2 ounces Old Forester Bourbon
3/4 ounce Creme de Cacao Blanc
1/4 ounce Creme de Poire (we used a pear brandy from Okanagan Springs)
1/4 ounce Allspice Dram
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce orange juice
3 dashes Angosturra bitters (or Dead Rabbit Orinoco Bitters)
Shake with ice and strain into a punch glass with one chunk of cracked ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
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AND GO TO NEW YORK CITY!!!!!
In this episode, the Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure talk drinks with cream, Cyril Clemens, Southern Comfort, “Craft Hallucinogens” and deny Fred a cocktail of his own.
In Jason’s bar manual collection, he has two copies of “Cocktail and Wine Digest - The Barmen’s Bible” by Oscar Haimo. One was published in 1962, the other in 1972. The same drink appears in both but with different ingredients. Always the intrepid adventurers, the Gentlemen dive in to both. You should do the same. Stick around til the end for famous quotes by Oscar Haimo!
Pacific Cocktail (1962) by Oscar Haimo
3/4 ounce Fresh Cream
2 ounces Brandy
4 dashes Triple Sec
Shake with ice and strain.
Pacific Cocktail (1972) by Oscar Haimo
3/4 ounce Cream
2 ounces Southern Comfort
Shake with ice and strain.
Which do you prefer? Let us know!
The Gentlemen of Elegant Leisure