1939 The Gentleman's Companion volume II Beeing an Exotic Drinking Book


tartly French, his mental processes are still agile and cosmopolitan enough to grant brief space to decent cocktails. We have taken pains to test out this, his own especial origination, and can attest it to be one of the most delicate and palate tickling amateur originations we have ever met. In this one case we have taken the liberty of reprinting an– other's own formula, in the spirit of pleasant drinking and gentle liv– ing; and with a bow of thanks to Monsieur le Vicomte. Take r pony each of dry gin, French dry vermouth and rose brandy-another original formula of the Vicomte's and which we also note with grateful acknowledgment on Page 155-and put in a bar glass. Stir with several fairly large lumps of ice and strain into a Manhattan glass. Garnish with a candied pink rose petal carefully floated on top. A delicate, original cocktail indeed. THE OLD WALDORF'S LAST, INVENTED-so RuNNETH the TALE -as the LAST ORIGINAL. CocKTAIL to CoME from the MELLOW OLD WALDORF BAR- at FIFTH AVENUE & 34th STREET This is not, strictly, an exotic. It is a good ladies' drink under any condition, and any spirituous combination to put the period to those grand old days when titanic, two-fisted Wall Streeters and important folk from all over the world used to stand 6 or 8 deep before mahogany during the 5 to 8 P.M. cocktail "hour," is well worthy of inclusion on any list of international receipts.... Take r pony each of dry gin, orange curacrao and heavy cream. Shake and strain into a Manhattan glass. That is all. THE WAXMAN SPECIAL COCKTAIL, which WE AssuME to BE after the ORIGINAL SPECIFICATION of PERCY WAXMAN, AssocIATE EDITOR of COSMOPOLITAN Magazine We .disc?vered this one last spring when this volume first began ~mergmg mto final, concise form. Oddly enough we stumbled over it at the lovely pavilion-bar at the Palm Beach Colony, which proved that the true grapevine telegraph must be at work telling the news of

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