Wells Cocktail

Genova, Ricordo delle Feste Centenarie di S. Giovanni Battista, Fernet-Branca. Cartolina viaggiata e compilata ai 25 di giugno del 1899.

Wells Cocktail

  • Take one-quarter of a liqueur-glass of Creme de Menthe
  • One-quarter of a liqueur-glass of Creme de Cassis
  • One-quarter of a liqueur-glass of Fernet Branca
  • Two liqueur-glasses of Cognac
  • Fill the mixing-glass with ice
  • Shake well and strain into a bar-glass

Louis’ Mixed Drinks by Louis Muckensturm, 1906

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Hampshire Maid

  • Use mixing glass.
  • Pony glass of claret
  • Pony glass of Rhine wine
  • Add shaved ice and
  • Shake well
  • Add 4 dashes of creme de menthe
  • Pour into thin bar glass and
  • Fill with club soda

This is one of the mild, tart drinks most favorably considered at the Hampshire Hotel, which is almost exclusively patronized by young ladies from the various seminaries of New England.

Daly’s Bartenders’ Encyclopedia by Tim Daly, 1903