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


Send this up on the breakfast tray of the tweakiest and most jangled week-end guest on the casualty list, and watch the smiles wreathe– and be sure it goes down on an empty tummy for best and most sooth– ing effect. Simply mix everything with a lot of cracked ice, shake hard and serve in a small goblet, floating chartreuse on top with spoon, and adding a good dusting of grated nutmeg. THE SO-CALLED PRAIRIE OYSTER We once had a shipmate who insisted on a morning dip in Long Island Sound even in November; just so we have other hardy friends who eat enormous cream oyster stews for mornings after, or toss off prairie oysters, which seen eye to eye would simply mean one gyra– tion of our adam's apple and a free ticket to a marble slab in the morgue.... However, for such hardy souls, we might as well set down its precise preparation. Egg yolk, in its unbroken state, I Ketchup, I tsp Salt, good pinch Vinegar, Yz tsp Lemon juice, 1 tsp Tabasco, I drop Worcestershire, 1 tsp Cayenne, pinch on top Shut eyes, open mouth, murmur prayers for the soul, pop in and swallow whole. . . . This has been administered for the evening be– fore, but its benefits have proven to be base canard, a sorry snare and delusion. RANGOON STAR-RUBY, a PICKER-UPPER from BURMAH, on the RoAD to MANDALA y This affair is properly listed among the exotics from Far Ports, on Page 126. SAINT MARK'S MIRACLE ANNOTATED ONE NoVEMBER DAY in I ' SEATTLE, after a WASHINGTON-STANFORD FooTBALL GAME, at the AD- VERTISING CLUB This name is of doubtful origin, and all we know is that the receipt . 88 .

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