While photographing some saddle flasks for my website my thoughts turned to the stuff we put in them.
Now, I can see the need for sustenance & possibly a bit of Dutch courage when out hunting – hence traditional combinations like port & brandy or a Whisky Mac. Innovation isn’t always a good thing – I have seen (and regrettably tasted) – framboise & port, this is never going to be a classic, and peach schnapps? well….
This double ended flask would have been a great help in the “what to carry” dilemma. Sadly, I sold it a while ago & have not seen another.
I used to favour sloe gin – but since discovering the recipe for a cocktail called a Millionaire, my stocks have been depleted.
1/3 Jamaica Rum
1/3 Apricot Brandy
1/3 Sloe Gin
Juice of 1 lime
1 Dash Grenadine
Shake & Strain into Double Cocktail Glass.
This recipe comes from the 1960 UK Barkeepers’ Guild Guide to Drinks, which is full of valuable advice about clean fingernails & decorum.
Actually, that reminds me – I have a travelling cocktail set which I should photograph for the site…