[percy-l] [BULK] Re: Group Read Suggestions??

Joseph D. Lierl lierl at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 20 14:23:42 EDT 2005

Here's a link to a recipe that has a direct Percy reference....


For those that just want the recipe from the link:

2 Walker Percy's Famous Ramos Gin Fizz
The Ramos Fizz is made with one ounce of gin, one-half ounce of cream,
one-and-a-half ounces of sour mix, two dashes of orange juice and one
egg white. You shake this up with ice, strain it into a tall glass and
fill it up with club soda.

I've been lurking here for a long while, and love the idea of the group read!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tommy Armstrong 
  To: 'Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion' 
  Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:21 AM
  Subject: Re: [percy-l] [BULK] Re: Group Read Suggestions??

  Ain't the internet great.

  This is possibly the formula used, however more scholarly reasearch is in order to make sure that some other variant might have been imbibed. I will take this on as a "special project" as authenticity is always an operative imperative. I am currently exploring what exactly what "bar sugar" is. 

  The Original Ramos Gin Fizz

    Invented in the 1880s by Henry C. Ramos, in his bar at Meyer's Restaurant, this is one of New Orleans' most famous drinks. The secret of its flavor and texture is orange flower water and egg whites. When Huey P. Long was governor of Louisiana he brought with him to New York's Roosevelt Hotel the bartender from the New Orleans Roosevelt just so he could have New Orleans gin fizzes whenever he was in New York. Yeah, sure, every man a king ... 
    Orange flower water can be difficult to find, but is available in better liquor stores or Middle-Eastern markets. You can also obtain it from Martin's Wine Cellar in New Orleans, (800) 298-4274, 3827 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

      a.. 2 ounces gin 
      b.. 3 drops orange flower water 
      c.. 1 egg whites 
      d.. 1 teaspoon bar sugar 
      e.. 1 ounce lemon juice 
      f.. 1/2 ounce lime juice 
      g.. 1 ounce cream 
      h.. Soda water 
    Shake very vigorously for at least one minute. Strain into a tall thin glass, or a very large old fashioned glass, and top with some soda water. Stir. 


  From: percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:percy-l-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dye, Steve
  Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:02 AM
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  I really like the energy on this list now for Love in the Ruins! Let's do it! 


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  Count me in for LITR--I agree that 5 years ago it seemed dated, but now it's fresher than ever.



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