A quasi-tikiesque long drink created by barman Joe Scialom at the famous Shepheard Hotel in Cairo in the late ’40s as a sort of hangover cure for his guests. It was all but forgotten when tiki scholar Jeff Berry began championing the drink.


  • 1 ounce brandy

  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1 ounce lime cordial

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

  • 4 ounces chilled ginger beer

  • Mint sprig, for garnish

  • Orange wheel, for garnish


Combine all the ingredients except the garnishes in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir until chilled. Garnish with the mint sprig and orange wheel.

Reprinted with permission from A Proper Drink, © 2016 by Robert Simonson. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.