The Nineteen Cocktail

This drink was almost certainly named after Paul Hardcastle’s 1985 hit single of the same name, the title of which referenced the average age of the American combat soldier in Vietnam. Oh no, wait. This drink came much earlier, first appearing in (as best I can tell) The Savoy Cocktail Book. A slightly different version (substituting…

The Tipperary Cocktail (no. 1)

In Hugo Ensslin’s 1917 Recipes for Mixed Drinks, there is only one Tipperary Cocktail; by the time Harry Craddock published the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, a second had been added, but Craddock included Ensslin’s version as the Tipperary Cocktail No. 1. This is one of those straightforward combinations of three fairly common ingredients, using equal measures…