Make mine a Morning Bracer, my good man

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By _blackjack_ on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 06:17 pm: Edit

"å" is usually transliterated as "aa," so if you don't have an "å" on your keyboard, try "skaal."

(In case you're wondering, I sicovered this while helping my girlfiend reearch nålbinding...)

By Martin on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 04:59 pm: Edit

I know what you meant. I just find it amusing that the word used for a traditional toast is also the name of a horrible brand of vodka.

-M.

By Dengar on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 01:29 pm: Edit

Swedish for "bottoms up" is "skål". However, it's pronounced something like "skol" would be pronounced in english.

By Pataphysician on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 06:35 am: Edit

Uh, I meant "Skol" the toast spoken as you raise your glass to drink. Like "Salud" or "Bottoms Up" or "Here's How".

By Martin on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 02:51 am: Edit

Skol is the most disgusting vodka on the face of the planet.

-Martin

By Pataphysician on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 04:56 pm: Edit

AVIATION COCKTAIL
3/4 shot applejack
1/2 shot lime juice
1 dash absinthe
1 barspoonful of grenadine syrup
Shake

MORNING COCKTAIL
1 dash absinthe
1 dash Angostura bitters
1/2 shot brandy
1/2 shot Italian vermouth
Frappe

ROBERT BURNS COCKTAIL
1 dash absinthe
1/4 shot Italian vermouth
3/4 shot Irish or Scotch whiskey
Shake well

TUXEDO COCKTAIL
1 dash maraschino
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash absinthe
2/3 shot dry gin
1/3 shot French vermouth
1 barspoon of sherry wine
Stir well

YALE COCKTAIL
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash absinthe
1 shot Tom gin
1 lemon peel
Shake

(barspoon = 1/2 teaspoon, dash = 20 drops)

From the booklet "Here's How". Aparently "Here's how!" was a toast, akin to "Salud!" "Skol!" "Bottoms up!".

By Martin on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 04:27 pm: Edit

Absinthe and Vermouth go together really well.

-M.

By Absinthedrinker on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 02:29 am: Edit

Hmmm, what the good folks of the Big Easy call an eye opener I think

By Fluid on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 02:20 am: Edit

I think "white absinthe" is clear with a white louche, aka Le Blanc, made on the French side of the Alps (French version of La Bleue).

I don't think I could try a "Morning Bracer" any time of day, yeowie.

By Pataphysician on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 02:15 am: Edit

MORNING BRACER

1/3 shot white absinthe
2/3 shot Italian vermouth
Shake well and strain into large glass. Fill with seltzer.

[What is 'white' absinthe??]

I'll post the others later.

By Fluid on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 01:58 am: Edit

Well, what's the recipe?

By Pataphysician on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 01:45 am: Edit

I found an old cocktail recipe book that must have come down to me from my Grandfather-in-law. It has several absinthe cocktails. Seems kind of odd, because I'd guess that it was published post-ban (there's no date) and it was published in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dig these names:

Aviation Cocktail
Tuxedo Cocktail
Yale Cocktail
Morning Bracer
Morning Cocktail

I get a picture of an Ivy League aesthete cruising speakeasies in his tuxedo, waking up just in time to have a "Morning Bracer" before heading off to Latin 101.

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