Originally, cocktails had such fanciful names as “gin cocktail”, “whiskey cocktail”, and “brandy cocktail”. Now that is some creativity the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time. Such names were common in the original bartender’s guide published in 1862 by Jerry Thomas. By the time he published his second book in 1887; cocktail names had taken a decidedly different turn. Besides the Manhattan, Morning Glory, and Martinez cocktail, we also see one of the first appearances of the Saratoga cocktail. This variation on a Manhattan includes brandy along with the whiskey.
Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
"Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tenders Guide" 1887
Please remember to drink safely and responsibly.
This site is intended only for those of legal drinking age.
Unless otherwise noted, all information on this site is Copyright © 1998-2015 Robert B. Hess
All Rights Reserved