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#1 Gil

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:06 PM

If there has already been a reference to this book please forgive me, if not I will be happy to share the Absinthe cocktails mentioned. Gil


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#2 Brian Robinson

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:47 PM

You may or may not have looked through the main site. There is a section on absinthe cocktails where, from what I know, all of the Waldorf recipes are listed, as well as those from the Savoy, etc.

Good find though!
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#3 Gil

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:10 PM

You may or may not have looked through the main site. There is a section on absinthe cocktails where, from what I know, all of the Waldorf recipes are listed, as well as those from the Savoy, etc.

Good find though!


Found them ---- Sorry, I ran the name Waldorf through the search engine with no results. I suppose that is for the forum pages only.

Do you have any information from The Gentleman's Companion / Derrydale Press 1939 - Vol II Exotic Drink Book . 1250 copies printed - I have a few Absinthe items from that book as well.


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#4 Robert (DrinkBoy) Hess

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:13 PM

What info do you need on the Gentleman's Companion? There is a reprint of it available which is titled "Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World"

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#5 Gil

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:02 PM

What info do you need on the Gentleman's Companion? There is a reprint of it available which is titled "Jigger, Beaker and Glass: Drinking Around the World"


Thank you, Robert

I am very glad to see this book reprinted. I am going to share that information with a few of my friends who have been looking for copies of the original. I strongly recommend it to those who enjoy reading (and using) the old bar books.

It was first published in a two book set by Charles H. Baker Jr. --- Vol. I being worldwide exotic cookery, Vol II worldwide exotic drinks. Both are fantastic. I have the original set from 1939 and have enjoyed preparing food and drink from both ---

I'll stick my neck out here (hoping I am not duplicating a previous post) and share some of it's pages. I have searched the cocktail section on this forum and see no absinthe recipes identical to these. Similar, but a few differences in both ingredients and preparation---

Plus C.H. Baker adds a little personal flare to his cocktail stories !!!


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For those who have not seen this before, I hope you enjoyed it.



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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:11 PM

Please define pony as a unit of measure. (Sorry for my ignorance.)
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#7 Gil

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:15 AM

Most common Jigger - large end 1 1/2 oz. Pony end - 1 oz.


but, the definition is still unclear

It's the "small" end of the Jigger

It can be - (2 oz. /1 oz.) - (1 oz. / 3/4 oz.) (1 oz / 1/2 oz.) --- etc.



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Edited by Gil, 06 May 2009 - 12:40 PM.

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