Bass Wyatt

Bass Wyatt Cocktail
(5 People)

Beat up 4 (1 XL) Eggs, and add
4 Glasses of Dry Gin (4 oz Tanqueray Gin)
2/3 Glass of Cherry Brandy (2/3 oz Massenez Creme de Griotte)
1/2 Glass Lemon Juice (1/2 oz Lemon Juice)
4 Dashes Orange Bitters (2 Dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters)
1/2 Tablespoon of Powdered Sugar (1/2 teaspoon Caster sugar)
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Flavouring (Dash Vanilla Extract)

Shake well and strain into medium-size glass. Grate nutmeg on top. Frost glass with castor sugar.

As usual with these “party” cocktails, I’m going with the 2 oz per “glass” theory and then cutting the recipe in half. The drink is actually pretty nice. Sort of an enriched version of a Singapore Gin Sling. I did skip frosting the rim of the glass. I wasn’t able to uncover any information about who or what “Bass Wyatt” might have been, but if you’re looking for a change-up from your usual weekend brunch Ramos Gin Fizz, this might be a good place to start.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

5 thoughts on “Bass Wyatt

  1. Jesus and Tequila…

    I saw fIREHOSE a number of times, but missed seeing the Minutemen. For a while it seemed like they were in Madison every week with some or another SST band. “I’ll go next time,” I’d say to myself. Then D. Boone was gone and I’d blown my chance.

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I was barely walking when the Minutemen were together, so I also missed my chance to see them. I did, however, get to see the Watt-Hurley reunion show at All Tomorrow’s Parties five(-ish) years ago. Even though D. wasn’t there, it was still a kick-ass show—they didn’t have anyone playing D.’s parts but I swear sometimes you could hear him.

  3. At UCLA in 2002?

    Funny, Mrs. Underhill and I were there. I’m drawing a blank on whether we saw Watt-Hurley. I think that might have been later in the festival. The Television reunion was the highlight for me. Fred Anderson and Sleater Kinney were good… Uh Merzbow, Cat Power, and Aphex Twin were interesting concert experiences.

  4. Chan Marshall is completely nuts. I heard an interview with her not long ago that convinced me of it. The ATP with the Minutemen was 2003 at the Queen Mary. Worst venue set-up I’ve ever seen, but Deerhoof, Watt & Hurley and the Black Heart Procession were all great. I enjoyed The Shins, as well, though we were waaaaaay back for them.

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