1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book


had been working so hard that he had forced himself into a state of brain-fever : a salient point in the case was that he imagined he could keep his brain clearer by eating and drinking extremely little, whereas this abstemiousness on his part had- only succeeded in hastening his collapse. " My boy," said my friend to me, " Let this be a solemn lesson to us all to eat as much good food, and drink as much good wine, as we possibly can, when and wherever the opportunity presents itself, no matter what it costs—or who pays for it." 1. Ice is nearly always an absolute essential for any Cocktail. 2. Never use the same ice twice. 3. Remember that the ingredients mix better in a shaker rather larger than is .necessary to contain them. 4. Shake the shaker as hard as you can : don't just rock it : you are trying to wake it up, not send it to sleep ! 5. If possible, ice your glasses before using them. 6. Drink your Cocktail as soon as possible. Harry Craddock was once asked what was the best way to drink a Cocktail ; " Quicklv" replied that great man, " while it's laughing at you 1" A FEW HINTS FOR THE YOUNG MIXER.

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