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THE DRINKS OF YESTERYEAR
Being the 200 Authentic Favorite Formulas of a Pre-Volstead "Wine Clerk" Who
ALL THEIR GOODLY COMPANY
Whatsoever "Little Hearts Desire"
Foreword of Fond Recollections
Allusional Headnotes to Individual Recipes
(By Jere Sullivan, 1930--ed.)
Known to Yale Men Everywhere.
1/3 French Vermouth
1/3 Creme de Yvette
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass
Twice or thrice a year, on occasions hoary with custom and ebulient with
spirit, such as initiations, convocations and reunions, this Nectar of Men
was brewed and the Fathers and Sons of Old Eli quaffed it--in almost ritual
of ne'er forgetting toast and pulsing jolly song.
This Punch is made only in quantity. Its precise formula depended
obviously on the number in attendance and the conservative or liberal
character of the festive occasion. The (Pg. 42--ed.) base of the Punch was
Cider and Rum, Champagne and Claret and Maraschino being added to suit, lemon
and sugar also to taste, and enough charged water to adjust to strength.
Making this Punch a few days ahead insured its being all the better.
Charged water was added only when ready to serve.
The Author gives herewith a specimen formula of this Punch employed by him
to prepare it for a _spirited reunion of twenty_ Old Grads:
_The Traditional Yale Punch--the Wassail Bowl of Her Social Fraternizations._
6 lemons sliced
1 gallon of Cider
1 quart of St. Croix Rum
1 pint of Maraschino
1 quarter pound of sugar
2 quarts of Champagne
1 pint of Claret.
These ingredients were compounded on the evening of the nineteenth of the
month; on the afternoon of the twenty-first; the mixture was taken to the
place of reunion, placed in the bowl, a large lump of ice was given it and
when it was about to be partaken, a very little charged water was added to
guarantee it "life."
A Smash differed from a Cobbler or Cooler by offering a small and short
rather than a tall and long cooling drink. It was a hot weather drink, and
of Southern extraction, as evidenced by the Mint.
Use an old-fashioned Whiskey cocktail glass; add 1/4 loaf of sugar with a
little water and a few sprigs of Mint; crush all together; add a few lumps of
ice; a small quantity of Grenadine syrup; pour a drink of Gin.
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