Jamaica Rum Cocktail
Source: Modern American Drinks page: 37
1/2 large bar glass icefine
Ingredient: iceWhat it is: Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).
2 dash gum syrup
2 dash orange bitters
1 jigger Jamaica rum
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.
1 piece lemontwisted peel
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.
Mixing-glass half-full fine ice, two dashes gum- syrup, two dashes orange bitters, two dashes Angostura bitters, one jigger Jamaica rum. Mix and strain into cocktail-glass. Add a small piece twisted lemon-peel.