Barbary Coast

The Barbary Coast drink is a Prohibition-era mixture of Scotch whisky, gin, white crème de cacao, and cream. It is a cocktail that was invented in 1893 at The Barbary Coast, a San Francisco bar. And, yes - it does sound like the name of that notorious city! The Barbary Coast was a nine-block region in San Francisco that was a red-light district favored by sailors from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century. The preparation is quite simple; shaken with ice and served in a cold coupé glass with freshly grated nutmeg on top. It is described in The Savoy Cocktail Book as being served in a cocktail glass with broken ice.

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