Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Gin and Molasses

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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Ingredient: molasses

What it is:  Additive
Byproduct of the processing of sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar. The word molasses comes from the Portuguese word melaço, which ultimately comes from mel, the Latin word for "honey".

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(Use a Whiskey glass.)

Pour into the glass a small quantity of Gin, to cover the bottom of it, then take one table-spoonful of New Orleans black molasses, and hand with a bar-spoon, and the bottle of Gin to the customer to help himself.

Hot water must be used to clean the glass afterwards, as it will be impossible to clean it in any other wav.