Pie a la mode (1893); Ricci (Rickey), Morning Glory (1893)
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13 May 1893, Chicago Daily Inter Ocean, pg. 1:
Electric Restaurant (C.) World's Fair Grounds, Jackson Park.
Dinner Served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 11, 1893
Apple pie a la mode...20
This excellent article (_www.genealogybank.com_
(http://www.genealogybank.com) ) should be read in full. "Ricci" is interesting, but the Joe Rickey
etymology is too solidly attested.
8 December 1893, Philadelphia Inquirer, pg. 3:
_WHAT WILL IT BE?_
_The Very Newest Things in the Line_
_of Cocktails and Fancy Mixtures._
The Riccis is having a great run just now. Some people spell the word with a
k and two e's, and say that the drink came from India. The generally accepted
story of the origin of the Ricci, however, ascribes its discovery to one Joe
Ricci, a famous mixer of drinks in New Orleans 50 years ago. It belongs to
that class of drinks known as "bracers," and is said to be particularly
acceptable to the palate, stomach and head after a too liberal indulgence in
straight whisky. The Ricci is served in a long glass, and is made of lime juice,
whisky and seltzer. It is cooled by cracked ice, and tastes something like a
whisky sour. There is also another Ricci, in which gin takes the place of
What is said to be a most excellent drink to take in the morning after a
particularly hard night is called a Morning Glory Fizz. In a mixing glass,
filled with cracked ice, is dropped the white of one egg. Follow this with a
spoonful of sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Then pour in a pony of absinthe
and a pony of Scotch whisky. Stir the mixture until it is almost a frappe, and
strain into a glass and fill it with seltzer. This is really a very fine
drink, but don't take two.
The famous Manhattan Club cocktail is just beginning to be introduced at
swell uptown cafes. Its composition was kept a club secret for a long time, but
it has finally leaked out. It is said that the cocktail is made of equal parts
of Italian vermouth and orange bitters, frappe and shaken. It has a white
color and is very mild and palatable. This is the cocktail which the Indian
Prince became so much attached to during his short visit to the Manhattan Club.
As a great compliment the club directors held a meeting and voted to disclose
the secret of the cocktail's composition to the Rajah's head cook and drink
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