Ernest Hemingway fought his way through more than the odd foggy day; this drink, Death In The Gulf Stream, is one that’s attributed to him.
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Charles H. Baker Jr’s writing from the first half of last century still has relevance for bartenders today — even if, at times, some of his descriptions are a little jarring to the modern reader — and his work has bequeathed recipes like this Bird of Paradise Fizz.
Bartender Tom Egerton goes on the trail of Charles H. Baker Jr in Hong Kong — cue the humidity, the hangovers, and impromptu parties at 7-11.
Reading through the pages of most cocktail books written before the second world war can get to be a pretty dull read pretty quickly — particularly if there isn’t a well-stocked bar at one’s disposal or the hour is unsociably early. Yet Charles H. Baker Jr’s prose stands apart from the pack.