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The Martinez Cock-Tail

San Francisco, California
September 15, 1875

The receipt for this Cock-Tail is as follows:

- To a sturdy stirring glass with several pieces of cracked ice add
- 2 ounces Old Tom Gin
- One ounce sweet French Vermouth
- A spoonful of Maraschino liqueur
- And a generous 3 dashes of my own Orange Bitters
- and one firm shake of Bitters of Black Walnut when they may be available

Stir until well-combined and strain into a chilled stemmed glass. Presented with the zest of a fresh lemon.

Sazerac Cock-Tail

Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
April 2, 1871

The receipt for this Cock-Tail is as follows:

- To a sturdy mixing glass drop one fine-milled sugar cube
- Add Seven dashes of my own NOLA bitters created in the spirit of this passionate city, N.O, LA
- And a barspoon of very good Brandy
- Allow these to meld for the space of time that lovers may exchange ten lingering kisses
- To this pour in Two ounces of very good Rye Whisky
- And add cracked ice; stir well until chilled

Rinse a stemmed Coupe glass with Absinthe, that ever-mercurial Green Fairy; Strain the Cock-Tail into the coupe; Present with the zest of a lemon.

 

(c) 2018 Darby Doyle for Honest John Bitters Co. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, care or prevent any disease. Do not use during pregnancy or lactation without the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

 
Old-Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail

Chicago, Illinois
May 23, 1879

The receipt for this Cock-Tail is as follows:

- To a sturdy glass drop one fine-milled sugar cube
- Add generous 3 dashes of my own Aromatic Bitters
- and one shake of Orange Bitters
- Combine with a scant barspoon each of cold spring water and good French cognac
- Stir until the sugar chrystals dissolve
- To this pour in two ounces of very good Rye Whiskey

And present with the zest of a fresh orange and a large single sphere chipped from ice.

Gimlet of Grape Fruits

Key West, Florida
February 2, 1872

The receipt for this Cock-Tail is as follows:

- To a heavy tin shaker with ice add
- The juice of one local lime
- One-half ounce Grape Fruit’s juice
- One-half ounce sugar syrup
- Two ounces Vodka or Navy Gin
- And Four dashes of my own Grapefruit bitters

Shake well and strain with a Julep silver to remove excesses of ice fragments.

Black Manhattan Cock-Tail

Island of ManHattan, New York
December 27, 1877

The receipt for this Cock-Tail is as follows:

- To a mixing glass with cracked ice add,
- Two ounces very good Rye Whisky
- One ounce Amaro Averna
- And of my own Black Walnut bitters, Four generous dashes

Stir until well-chilled and so that one finger of ice has melted into the liquor. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, and present with a be-syruped dark Cherry of fine proportions.