|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||Build over ice; stir.|
A stengah is a drink made from a half measure of whisky and soda water, served over ice. It was a popular drink with British subjects in the early 20th century, in areas of the British Empire in Asia. In W. Somerset Maugham's short story The Book-Bag, he writes, "I told the amah to fetch the whiskey and syphon and I mixed her a good strong stengah and made her drink a little." The term derives from the Malay word for "half".
Allen, Charles. Plain Tales from the British Empire, Abacus, 2008. Maugham, W. Somerset. Collected Short Stories Volume 4, Penguin, 1985.
- Allen, p. 785
- Allen, p. 619
- Maugham, p. 30
- King of Cocktail Website, Accessed 13-10-08.