The spirits: mad scientists of mixology - Evening Standard
The spirits: mad scientists of mixology
I enjoyed this article, Bompas, seems to kept Crowley name for it also!
Still, it’s a better class of drink that you get inside. Bompas, an impish 30, headed for his industrial kitchen, where he mixed up cognac, maraschino, absinthe and a mysterious brown vial of something viscous. “Ether syrup,” he explained. He had been trying to find a workable cocktail recipe involving ether for years and eventually found one by Aleister Crowley, the occultist once known as the wickedest man on earth. It is called an Eagle Tail and it was indeed wicked.
Sounds lovely – set me up a double! (Wonder what the recipe is; I suppose it’s a closely guarded ‘secret’ ?!…)
Norma N. Joy Conquest
Its no secret Jamie! 🙂
How marvellous! Thank you, ptoner, I must get around to trying them sometime - though even some of the 'legal' ingredients would be a little hard to track down these days (an 1848 cognac, anyone??) there may be suitable substitutes one can improvise. The ether "jawblaster" sounds a right 'gas', appropriately...