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


outside clear as wine, and the summit of the nearer Himalayas walk– ing up to the white, deathly still, roof of the world-where only the wind and the snow and the cold could dwell. . . . Then in 3 days back to the heat and confusion of teeming Bengal, to Calcutta 2d largest city in the British Raj after London itself; to orchids, and jas– mines and Paris frocks and intrigue. It requires 2 bottles of still red Burgundy, 2 limes or I lemon, cut into thin slices and seeded, Yz banana cut into slices. Tie the fruit to– gether with 2 sticks of cinnamon, 1 doz whole cloves and 6 allspice, in a bit of cheesecloth. Put along with the wine into a covered pot, simmering for not over IO minutes. Discard cheesecloth bag and con– tents, turn in 1 cup of dark rum, Yz cup of brpwn sugar to taste, and I cup of club soda or seltzer. Stir and serve foaming, garnished with curl of lemon peel. THE TIMKE LOCOMOTIVE from FAR AWAYLUZON, which Is a SMOOTH, DELICATE, GENTLE, HoT REVIVER, D1scREET ENOUGH for the TENDEREST MArn, the MosT CAREFUL SPINSTER Monk Antrim leans over our shoulder again, for he it was who told us about this drink. Also as we have explained elsewhere Baguio, the Philippine hill station, is cool o' nights even though it is right smack in the hottest tropical belt. The formula noted on the back of a Baguio Country Club score card, with a gross not creditable to men– tion, reads as follows: take a small saucepan or chafing dish, and be– fore putting to fire turn in I Yz wine glasses of good Burgundy or claret, Yz pony of orange Curapo, and 1 pony of honey mixed with 1 Yz tsp of sugar. Stir well until honey is entirely dissolved, stir in 1 lightly beaten egg, then put over the Bame. . . . When it first simmers up pour into a mug or silver julep glass, and with another in the oppo– site hand pour briskly from one to the other for a final mix. Add 1 thin slice of green lime or lemon, dust with a little cinnamon and that's it. A most unusual blend of flavours; all delicate, and affording total distinctly low in alcoholic strength. A beautiful drink for any invalid or convalescent wearied of usual routine liquids. . 57.

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