Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide

Whiskey Cocktail

(Use small bar-glass.)
Take 3 or 4 dashes of gum syrup.
2 dashes of bitters (Boker's).
1 wine-glass of whiskey.

Fill one-third full of fine ice ; shake and strain in a fancy red wine-glass. Put in a piece of twisted lemon peel in the glass and serve.

Improved Whiskey Cocktail.
Prepared in the same manner as the Improved Brandy Cocktail, by substituting Bourbon or rye whiskey for the brandy.

Gin Cocktail.
(Use small bar-glass.)
Take 3 or 4 dashes of gum syrup.
2 dashes of bitters (Boker's).
1 wine-glass of Holland gin.
1 or 2 dashes of Curacoa

Fill the glass one-third full of shaved ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a small piece of lemon peel, place it in the glass, and serve.

Old Tom Gin Cocktail.
Same as the foregoing, substituting Old Tom, instead
of the Holland gin.

Improved Gin Cocktail.
Made the same way as the Improved Brandy Cocktail
substituting Holland or Old Tom gin for the
brandy.

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