Medford Rum Cocktail
Source: Modern American Drinks page: 39
1/2 large bar glass icefine
Ingredient: iceWhat it is: Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).
2 dash gum syrup
2 dash Peychaud bitters or Angosura bitters
1 jigger Old Medford rum
Ingredient: Old Medford rumWhat it is: Rum
One of the few high-quality New England rums, Old Medford rum was made by the Lawrence distillery in Medford, Massachusetts The aim of the Lawrence distillery was to deliver a racy rum made from the best grade of molasses which would give "splendid satisfaction." After closing in 1905, the Lawrence family sold the right to the name Medford Rum (but not the secret of how to make it) to the M.S. Walker Company of South Boston where it is still made today. (See the Medford Historical Society.)
1 piece lemontwisted peel or a maraschino cherry
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.
Prepare same as Brandy Cocktail, using Medford rum in place of brandy.