Category Archives: Drinks

Zamboanga “Zeinie” Cocktail

Zamboanga was a province of the Philippines back when Charles H. Baker, Jr., wrote his magnum opus. Baker’s description of […]

Grande Bretagne Cocktail Nos. I and II

Charles H. Baker, Jr., describes the Grande Bretagne Cocktail No. I as “One of the Five or Six Chief Cocktails […]

Broken Spur

Many of Charles H. Baker, Jr.’s cocktail formulas are of interest not so much because of the cocktails themselves, but […]

Cap Haitien Rum & Honey

From Wikipedia: “Cap-Haïtien (Okap or Kapayisyen in Kréyòl) is a city of about 190,000 people on the north coast of Haiti.” After the […]

Colombo “Flying Fish”

Baker reports that this drink “Was Taken into the Fold on a Memorable Night in Ceylon.” By “memorable,” does he […]

Porto Flip

Returning to the picker-uppers, Baker brings us a variation on a very old flip formula. The port flip has been […]

Cafe de Paris Cocktail

Let’s get straight to the recipe this time, so I can rant about this drink as soon as possible: 1 […]

Gaby des Lys

Okay, enough bizarre Baker cocktails of dubious merit. Here’s one that actually deserves a place in a bartender’s standard rotation: […]

Ile de France Special

I always feel a little torn when it comes to champagne cocktails. On the one hand, champagne is so delicious […]

Kilroy’s Bracer

Charles H. Baker, Jr., does not appear to have been a particularly light drinker. When you’re as fond of your […]