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


AND NOW, FINALLY MARCH CERTAIN HoT Arns Fou NDED on RUMS THE JAMAICA BLACK STRIPE, BEING SERVED as OFTEN HoT as CoLD, MAYBE FouNDby TURNINGto PAGE I8 NEXT MARCHES the BAKER "HORSE COLLAR," ORIGINATED by the AUTHOR, A.D. 1935, upon RUNNING into STONINGTON, RHODE IsLAND, ahead of a HoWLING NoR'EASTER when HEADING SouTH from LAWLEY's YARD to FLORIDA in MARMION This hotter toddy was invented by these sere and palsied hands, quite through luck and by accident. Our 56 foot ketch MARMION having just been discharged with a new and costly main trys'l re-rig from Lawley's Yard, the split-sprit necessary to spreading that fancy triangular bit of canvas became known as the "Horse Collar." On the run from Cape Cod to New York, we stuck our noses into a snoring nor'easter, which added up so quickly that we dropped the hook at Stonington, Rhode Island, rather than be shaken up any more than necessary. It was nearly November and cold as hades. Well that night all hands screamed for hot rum, and we found no lemons in the laza– rette-and to many otherwise cultured folk a hot rum without a dash of lemon is like the Democratic Party without the ghost of Jefferson, Tom without Jerry, a Cuban without his mistress. But we had oranges!-and thereby hangs a tale. For suddenly we thought of orange peel-and orange peel roasted with wild duck and how su– perbly fragrant it can become. Scarcely daring to hope for anything virtuous coming out of the effort we proceeded as follows. Tin cups for mariners, silver julep cups for fancies Carta de Oro Bacardi, Jamaica, Barbados, or Haitian rum, 2 jiggers Orange peel, I to each cup, cut in unbroken spiral Brown sugar, 1 tsp per cup Whole cloves, 6; or powdered clove, ~ tsp per cup Boiling water, enough to fill Butter, Yi tsp, optional . 58.

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