As The Journal of the American Medical Association tells us in 1898, ‘The sense of relief to a stomach by the post-prandial swallow of cognac is well known.’ But some prefer something a little racier: ‘the favourite post-prandial hold-me- ups with American men are Crème de Menthe and Chartreuse, except in New Orleans where Absinthe is king of a daily carnival in the Creole quarter’ (The Current Literature Magazine, 1894). All of the drinks in the Cards & Cigars section on page 8 are also perfect for leisurely post-gluttony drinking.
Improved Alexander - 10.50
De la Louisiane - 11.00
Clearwater Espresso - 11.00
Suburban Cocktail - 11.50