East India House
2 ounces brandy
1 teaspoon pineapple syrup
1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur
1 teaspoon orange curaƧao
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Lime twist
Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.
Source: "The Gentleman's Companion" by Charles H. Baker Jr. (1939)

It was in in "The Gentleman's Companion, by Charles H. Baker Jr. that I first encountered the "East India House Cocktail", and immediately fell in love with it. It has a wonderful flavor and is what I refer to as an "approachable" cocktail which would be suitable to both beginners as well as experienced drinkers. Mr. Baker describes the drink as: "Being one for any man's book, & garnered in The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, India (1932)."