East India No.2

Difford's Guide
User Rating (8 ratings)

You must be logged in to add items to Your Favourites

Click here to login

You must be logged in to add items to Your Wish List

Click here to login

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Pineapple wedge on rim

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
1/3 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/3 fl oz Pineapple juice (fresh pressed)
1/6 fl oz Pineapple sugar syrup
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Loading...



Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.

Buy direct from
the_whisky_exchange store logo
£ -.--

Makes a minimum of ... cocktails
Just £ -.-- per cocktail*

* This list may not include all required ingredients.
Price per cocktail is an estimate based on the cost of making one cocktail with the available ingredients shown above and does not include any postage charges.

You must be logged in to add your own notes

Click here to login

Review:

The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.

History:

An East India (No.2) classically has pineapple syrup or pineapple juice, while an East India No.1 instead calls for raspberry syrup. Pineapple syrup is first recorded in an East India in Robert Vermeire's 1922 Cocktails: How to Mix Them and is repeated in Frank Meier's 1936 The-Artistry of Mixing Drinks and it's Meier, who worked at Ritz Bar, Paris from 1921 to 1947, who is said to have introduced pineapple to this cocktail.

In his 1923 Harry of Ciros ABC-of-mixing-cocktails Harry MacElhone also uses pineapple syrup in his East India, which, like the above, is otherwise pretty much the same as Harry Johnson's 1882 East India No.1, indeed MacElhone credits the recipe to Johnson.

Harry Craddock's influential 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book stipulates pineapple juice in place of pineapple syrup, and this is repeated in other cocktail books which follow, including W.J. Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book. I've honoured all the above by using both pineapple juice and syrup in my version of an East India.

Nutrition:

There are approximately 165 calories in one serving of East India No.2.

Join the Discussion


... comment(s) for East India No.2

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment
Buy direct from
the_whisky_exchange store logo
£ -.--

Makes a minimum of ... cocktails
Just £ -.-- per cocktail*

* This list may not include all required ingredients.
Price per cocktail is an estimate based on the cost of making one cocktail with the available ingredients shown above and does not include any postage charges.
Buy direct from
Difford's Guide
Retro Coupe
Retro Coupe
£6.86 £4.99 exc VAT
We're currently unable to ship this product to your region.
Easy Jigger
Easy Jigger
£8.29 £8.29 exc VAT
Bonzer Boston Shaker Set
Bonzer Boston Shaker Set
£17.06 £12.41 exc VAT
We're currently unable to ship this product to your region.
Bonzer Heritage Hawthorne Strainer
Bonzer Heritage Hawthorne Strainer
£11.40 £8.29 exc VAT
We're currently unable to ship this product to your region.
Cocktail Kingdom Coco Fine Strainer
Cocktail Kingdom Coco Fine Strainer
£7.16 £5.21 exc VAT
We're currently unable to ship this product to your region.
Bar Original Silicone Jumbo Ice Tray
Bar Original Silicone Jumbo Ice Tray
£11.40 £8.29 exc VAT
We're currently unable to ship this product to your region.
Cocktail Kingdom Cocktail Picks
Cocktail Kingdom Cocktail Picks
£21.71 £15.79 exc VAT
We're currently unable to ship this product to your region.

You must be logged in to submit a rating

Click here to login