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What is this cocktail?
There's a high chance it's something to do with gin, but it isn't a Tom/John Collins.
A hint was given "1869".
Ideas my fellow alcoholics??
>it's not piss
Master Distiller Jared Brown's recreation of the original recipe from the 1700s and the 1st documented British cocktail from Terrington's 1869 "Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks". Terrington describes cocktails as 'compounds' used to 'fortify the inner man…' and gin was first on his list mixed with orange bitters and ginger. So "The Original" is an homage to where it all began- and what Jared calls ""The Rosetta stone of drinks"; candied ginger roasted with a touch of orange bitters.
As with all the 3 Original Cordials for Gin by Sipsmith, Master Distiller Jared Brown has two serving suggestions - one a simple Fizz that carries the subtlety of the Cordials elegantly, and a shorter Martini-glass serve that is similar to the original serves that inspired them;
Fizz: 25ml Original Cordial, 25ml London Dry gin, topped with Soda in a highball filled with ice, garnished with a wedge of squeezed or unsqueezed orange.
Terrington's Original Gin Cocktail: 20ml Original Cordial, 50ml Sipsmith London Dry gin, stirred over ice and double strained into a coupe and garnished with a twist.
Heres another mention:
In 1869, the first British book containing cocktail recipes was published: William Terrington's Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks. Reaching back to that first use of the word cocktail, his first recipe was for a Gin Cocktail made with brandy or gin, ginger syrup, aromatic bitters, and a splash of water.
Also, took like 10 seconds to google it