Egg White, Genever Gin, Water, Jamaica Rum, Chartreuse,
Gomme Syrup, Orange Curacao, Angostura Bitters
The banner year of 1939 saw not only the futuristic wonder of the New York World Fair but also the publication of a book to delight all cocktail explorers, a book unlike any other before or since. Whereas the World's Fair looked to a glorious future, this tome looked back to travel glories redolent of the Orient Express. However, each stop in this travelogue was punctuated by a cocktail. The Gentleman's Companion, or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker, and Flask (1939), was authored by one Charles H. Baker Jr. He was an editor for Town & Country and wrote for Gourmet, Esquire, and other magazines.
-Ted Haigh, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails
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