Wer hat den Sidecar erfunden?
aus "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" (1948) von David Embury:
"This cocktail is the most perfect example I know of a manificent drink gone wrong. It was invented by a friend of mine at a bar in Paris during World War I and was named after the motercycle sidecar in which the good captain customarily was drien to and from the little bistro where the drink was born and christened. As originally concocted it contained some six or seven ingredients in place of the three now set forth in practically all recipe books."
Wenig hilfreiche Bemerkung. Als Erfinder ist hier
Harry von Harry┬┤s New York Bar gemeint.
Stephan Berg sieht es anders:http://bitters-blog.blogspot.com/2007/05/harrys-new-york-bar-paris.html
So schreiben dann auch andere:
"The first recipes for the Side-car appear in 1922, in Harry MacElhone's Harry's ABC of Cocktails and Robert Vermiere's Cocktails: How to Mix Them.
Fill the shaker half full of broken ice and add:
1/6 gill of fresh Lemon Juice. 1/6 gill of Cointreau. 1/6 gill of Cognac Brandy.
Shake well and strain into a cocktial-glass.
This cocktail is very popular in France. It was first introduced in London by MacGarry, the celebrated bar-tender of Buck's Club
After giving his formula, MacElhone writes, "Recipe by MacGarry, the Popular bar-tender at Buck's Club, London." Vermiere provides a little more detail: "This cocktail is very popular in France. It was first introduced in London by MacGarry, the celebrated bar-tender of Buck's Club." MacGarry--I haven't been able to dig up his first name--was still tending bar at Buck's in 1940, so he must've been doing something right. Whether he invented the recipe or found it (Fernando Castellon, based upon what evidence I do not know, states in his recent Larousse des cocktails that he encountered it at a villa in the South of France), MacGarry's formula (as reported by both MacElhone and Vermiere) called for equal parts cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice, and made no mention of the sugar-frosted rim.
Later, an "English School" of Sidecars emerged, as found in the Savoy Cocktail Book (1930): one-half cognac, one-quarter each lemon juice and Cointreau. I prefer this one, myself." "
Wer hats erfunden? Harry jedenfalls eher nicht.