Saddle Flasks and their contents

collection of hunting flasks
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….
Double ended hunt flask

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.

Millionaire No.1


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…

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