The Original Cocktail Circa 1798 Recipe

Make no mistake, the word "cocktail" did not first appear in America in 1806 as some people would have you believe. The term first graced the pages of the London's Morning Post and Gazetteer — the 20 March 1798 edition. Where was this cocktail served? Downing Street, of course, at the Axe & Gate Pub.

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The Original Cocktail Circa 1798 Recipe
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  • 2 ounces Beefeater Gin 24
  • 1/2 ounce Orange Curacao
  • 1/2 ounce Homemade ginger syrup
  • 1 dash Beefeater 24 aromatic cocktail bitters
  1. Stir and strain over rocks
  2. Finish with orange twist and candied ginger garnish
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