Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Plymouth Gin Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  35
1/2 large bar glass 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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3 dash Peychaud bitters

Ingredient: Peychaud bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Substitution:  bitter

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or orange bitters
1 jigger Plymouth gin

Ingredient: Plymouth gin

What it is:  Gin

A style of gin that by law can only be produced in Plymouth, England, it being a Protected Geographical Indication within the European Union. The Plymouth Gin Distillery (the Black Friars Distillery) is the only gin distillery located in Plymouth in what was once a Dominican Order monastery built in 1431 and opens on to what is now Southside Street.

Substitution:  gin (London Dry)

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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Mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, three dashes Peyschaud or orange bitters, one jigger Plymouth gin. Mix well, strain into cocktail-​glass. Add a small piece lemon-​peel or a maraschino cherry.