Full House – Recipe below from ‘Old Waldorf Bar Days’

The name is indicative of the sway once enjoyed by what used to be the great American indoor game. 

Dash of Angostura Bitters 

One-third Yellow Chartreuse 

One-third Benedictine 

One-third Apple Whiskey 


This isn’t exactly the kind of drink I could imagine people sitting around the table drinking in the late 1800’s, I suspect more than one gunfight would be caused by ordering this out west so expect this was much earlier 1900’s. And even then, the ingredients used are exotic save the Applejack, although I’m beginning to think they may have been more ubiquitous then than now. This is also one of those drinks which I find just a little too sweet, something emblematic of the Waldorf guide. I Imagine that Embury would have 8 parts Applejack to 1 part of the liqueurs, and even then be a little scathing about sweetness, and I’m beginning to realise that this is the direction my palate is heading towards as well. Overall, it’s an interesting combination, but with proportions poorly executed. Not a winner.