Now first I need a small favor, it won't cost anyone any money and it will make a lot of people happy. If you read my posts, share them on Facebook twitter or what have you. OK, so I did fib about making a lot of people happy but increased readership will make me happy. Now on two the drink....
It's my best guess that this drink wasn't named after the southern Mediterranean coast that the US fought two wars during Jefferson's and Madison's Presidencies, made famous in the Marines' Hymn. (The bit about the shores of Tripoli, for those who don't know)
I think it was named after a redlight district in San Francisco in the 1850s. Full of gambling, prostitution rime, gambling and other vices. The earthquake of 1906 destroyed most of it and then what was left was cleaned out in 1917.
Barbary Coast Cocktail
1/2 oz Dry Gin
1/2 oz Imported Rum
1/2 oz Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz Scotch
1/2 oz Sweet Cream
Shake well wit cracked ice and strain into a 4 oz cocktail glass.
Pouring the white and frothy mixture into the glass it I smell the gin and scotch but nothing else. As for the taste, let me put it to you this way. Have you ever just placed your palm on the keys of a piano? It creates notes but no harmony, just like the taste of this drink. I say avoid this one.
Next up: #43 Baron Cocktail