Sunday, 28 June 2009

My dad lives on with Google's help

Many years ago (1982 to be exact), there was a newspaper article about my father's restaurant. Kitty Kat asked me to do a search on his name, and lo and behold, Google has cached the newspaper article.

My father passed away in 1998, and I miss him greatly. It was a most pleasant surprise to find that even Google knows of him.


  1. one of my favs, the old fashioned

    An 1895 recipe specifies the following:

    1. Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey glass
    2. Add two dashes Angostura bitters
    3. Add a small piece of ice
    4. Add a piece lemon peel
    5. Add one jigger (1.5 ounces or 44 mL) whiskey

    or even better

    Mint Julep
    3 US fluid ounces (89 ml; 3.1 imp fl oz) Bourbon whiskey
    4 to 6 sprigs mint leaves
    granulated sugar, to taste

    Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of crushed or shaved ice into the bottom of a julep cup or tall glass. (Optional: Muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the broken leaves to release their flavor.) Add bourbon whiskey, top off with crushed or shaved ice, and stir well to mix and chill the mixture.

    although i would say not a samll amount of crushed ice, much better to use a whole buttload of ice.

  2. As simple as an "Old Fashioned" is, I've yet to try one.

    The "Mint Juleps" I've tried are either with soda, or a basic sugar syrup. They're enjoyable, but I think the recipe you've described makes them a little strong for my liking.

    Ever had a "Singapore Sling"?

    (Also, I think you wanted to comment on the more recent post about cocktail recipes, not the one about finding my dad on Google)