George Cruikshank's engraving of The Gin Shop
George Cruikshank’s engraving of The Gin Shop (1829)

Gin Cocktail
Old-Fashioned Holland

  • Put a lump of sugar in a whiskey-glass
  • Add enough hot water to cover the sugar
  • Crust the sugar
  • Add a lump of ice
  • Two dashes Boker’s bitters
  • Small piece of lemon peel
  • One jigger of Holland gin
  • Mix with small bar-spoon
  • Serve with spoon in glass
The Gorham Cocktail Book, 1905
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