Search Results for: holland gin cock-tail

Drinks Index

An alphabetical listing of all drinks found on this site, along with a listing of components. To search for drinks by base spirit, use one of the category tags to your right; to search by other components (for example, “Peychaud’s bitters”), use the search function. A Absinthe, Italian style — absinthe, maraschino, anisette Algonquin —Continue Reading

Respect Your Elders

On the family tree of drinks, the Improved Holland Gin Cock-Tail is written near the top of the page. Nearly two hundred years ago, when cocktails were first defined as a spiritous liquor, sweetened with sugar, fortified with bitters and softened with water, the gin cocktail was one of the first ones out of theContinue Reading

The Great Gomme Adventure

There are lots of different ways you can sweeten a drink, from using liqueurs to plain sugar to more exotic sweeteners like agave syrup or cane juice. But one once-ubiquitous sweetener (when I say “once,” I’m talking handlebar-mustache-and-spats times) is almost never seen anymore (and that “almost” is pretty generous): gomme syrup. Hold on–sure, there’sContinue Reading