I recently stumbled upon an old newspaper article from the New York times archive where the journalist chronicled a cocktail that was designed by a Johannesburg bartender called the Victory Cocktail.
It apparently required a lot of eggs. So many that the popularity caused a shortage in wartime Johannesburg. The article was printed on July 13 1943.
Anybody know of this cocktail and better yet the recipe?
From the Savoy Cocktail Book:
1/2 Grenadine.1/2 Absinthe.Shake well, strain into medium size glass, and fill with soda water.
Oscar Haimo seems to have a Victory Cocktail listed in his 1946 edition, though it is listed as Victoria Cocktail with "Victory Cocktail" in brackets.
Catalog of copyright entries, Part 3, By Library of Congress. Copyright Office; (1944)
Victory cocktail 2462
sounds horrific but thank you!
the writing sad something about the eggs though....