John Collins Cocktail (1869)

John Collins Recipe Type: Cocktail Author: Steward & Barkeeper’s Manual by Haney & Co The earliest discovered recipe for the John Collins cocktail is featured in [i]Steward & Barkeeper’s Manual[/i] of 1869 published by Haney & Co. of New York. [br][br][img alt=”” src=”http://www.barmancity.com/images/stories/biblioteka/bartenders_guide.gif” class=”alignleft” width=”190″ height=”300″]Named after the head waiter at Limmers Hotel and Coffee […]

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Recipe – Blow My Skull Off Cocktail (1850)

Blow My Skull Off Recipe Type: Cocktail Author: Drinking Cup By 1850 there was still no licensed inns available in a newly colonised Australia yet after building the nations first church and hospital by paying workers with grog, needless to say a little rum went a long way. One such colonists concoction was the aptly […]

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Recipe – Wash Brew Tonic (1657)

Wash Brew Tonic Recipe Type: Tonic Author: Drinking Cup A popular Welsh tonic published by Walter Rumsey in [url href=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/probang-electuarys-many-virtues-of-coffee/” title=”1652 – Probang, electuarys and the many virtues of coffee”]”An Electuary of Cophy”[/url], 1657. Along with the publication was a diagram of a “Probang” device described as a [i]”new and superior way of prescribing coffee”[/i] […]

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Recipe – Cock Ale Punch (1727)

Cock Ale Recipe Type: Punch Author: Drinking Cup [url href=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/1727-the-complete-housewife-or-accomplished-gentlewomen_s-companion-eliza-smith-21.jpg”][img src=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/1727-the-complete-housewife-or-accomplished-gentlewomen_s-companion-eliza-smith-21.jpg” alt=”” width=”143″ height=”99″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-259″][/url][br][i]”The Complete Housewife or Accomplished Gentlewomen’s Companion”[/i] was written by Eliza Smith and first published in London in 1727. It became the first ever cookbook published in America when printed fifteen years later in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. […]

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Recipe – Eager Bastard Punch (1631)

Eager Bastard Recipe Type: Punch Author: Drinking Cup [br][url href=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/wp-content/uploads/The-English-Housewife-Google-Books-2013-07-30-11-31-10.png”][img src=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/wp-content/uploads/The-English-Housewife-Google-Books-2013-07-30-11-31-10-150×150.png” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”150″ class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2339″][/url]Originally found in [i]”The English Housewife: Containing the inward and outward virtues that ought to be in a women”[/i] published in 1631 by Nicholas Okes (a man no less). The recipe refers to the means in which housewives can […]

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Harvard Cocktail (1895)

Harvard Cocktail Author: Modern American Drinks by George J Kappeler [img alt=”” src=”http://www.classicmixology.com/sites/classicmixology.com/files/imagecache/source_image/85/modern_american_drinks_cover.jpg” class=”alignleft” width=”200″ height=”265″]The long lost older brother of the famous Manhattan cocktail, this drink first saw print in 1895 in the book [i]Modern American Drinks[/i] by George J Kappeler and originally replaced the above mentioned cherry liqueur with soda water, – something […]

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Recipe – Mint Julep Cocktail (1862)

Mint Julep Author: Drinking Cup [url href=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/wp-content/uploads/Mint-Julep-Harry-Johnson.jpg”][img src=”http://www.drinkingcup.net/wp-content/uploads/Mint-Julep-Harry-Johnson-98×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”300″ class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-2080″][/url][br]The etymology of the word Julep can be further traced back to ancient Persia, written گلاب (golâb – aka julab or gulab) meaning “rose water”. As the drink migrated with trade throughout the Mediterranean, it is presumed the more aromatic and medicinal […]

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