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RECIPES FOR AMERICAN DRINKS

Method.—Half fill a tumbler with small pieces of ice, pour over it the gin, add the syrup and bitters, then cover and shake well. Strain into a small glass, place a small piece of lemon peel on the top, and serve.

3619.—GIN RICKEY.

Ingredients.—1 wineglassful of gin, 1 dessertspoonful of lemon or lime-juice, seltzer water, ice.

Method.—Place a small block of ice at the bottom of a deep champagne glass, strain over it the lemon-juice, add the gin, fill up with seltzer water, and serve.

Note.—Any other spirit may be used instead of gin, and would, of course give its name to the compound.

3620.—MANHATTAN.

Ingredients.—½ a wineglassful of vermouth, ½ a wineglassful of whisky, 30 drops of green syrup, 10 drops of Angostura bitters, 6 drops of Curaçoa, a little shaved ice, 1 small strip of lemon-peel.

Method.—Put all the ingredients except the lemon-rind into a large tumbler, cover the top closely, shake well, and strain into a wineglass, Place the strip of lemon-peel on the top, and serve.

3621.—MARTINI COCKTAIL.

Ingredients.—½ a wineglassful of good unsweetened gin, ½ a wineglassful of Italian vermouth, 6 drops of rock candy syrup, 12 drops of orange bitters, 1 small piece of lemon-peel, crushed ice.

Method.—Half fill a tumbler with crushed ice, pour over it all the liquids, shake well, then strain into a glass, and serve with a small piece of lemon-peel floating on the surface.

3622.—MILK SHAKE.

Ingredients.—New milk, 1 egg, castor sugar to taste, ice, nutmeg.

Method.—Break the egg into a large glass, beat it slightly, add 1 tablespoonful of crushed ice, sugar to taste, and rather more than ¼ of a pint of milk. Shake well, then strain into a smaller glass, sprinkle a little nutmeg on the top, and serve.

3623.—PINEAPPLE JULEP.

Ingredients.—1 pineapple, either fresh or preserved, 1 bottle of sparkling Moselle, 1 gill of gin, 1 gill of raspberry syrup, ½ a gill of Maraschino, the juice of 2 oranges, 1 lb. of crushed ice.

Method.—Slice the pineapple rather thinly, and divide each slice into 8 sections. Put all the liquids into a glass jug or bowl, add the ice and prepared pineapple, and serve.