Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Old-Fashioned Tom Gin Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  35
1 lump sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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with little water
1 lump ice

Ingredient: ice

What 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).

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2 dash Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel
1 jigger Old Tom Gin

Ingredient: Old Tom Gin

What it is:  Gin

A lightly sweetened Gin popular in 18th-century England that now is rarely available.

Substitution:  gin (London Dry)

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Mix same as Holland Gin Old-​Fashioned Cocktail, using Old Tom gin in place of Holland.

Variant of:  Tom Gin Cocktail