Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Gin Toddy

1/2 tea-spoon 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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dissolve well in a little water
1 to 2 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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broken
1 wine-glass gin (Jenever)

Ingredient: gin (Jenever)

Also Known As:  Holland gin, , Dutch gin, Genever What it is:  Gin

Also called Holland Gin or Genever, it is a juniper-flavored and strongly alcoholic traditional liquor of the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France, from which gin evolved.

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(Holland gin)
(Use a Whiskey glass.)

Stire up well and serve. The proper way to serve this drink, is to dissolve the sugar with a little water, put the spoon and ice in the glass, and hand out the bottle of liquor to the customer to help himself.