Old-Fashioned Tom Gin Cocktail
Source: Modern American Drinks page: 35
1 lump sugarwith little water
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.
1 lump ice
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 Angostura bitters
Ingredient: Angostura bittersWhat it is: Bitters
1 piece lemonpeel
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.
1 jigger Old Tom Gin
Variant of: Tom Gin Cocktail
Mix same as Holland Gin Old-Fashioned Cocktail, using Old Tom gin in place of Holland.