Princeton

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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 167 calories in one serving of Princeton.

Styles & Flavours

Bartender

Princeton image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Old Tom gin
1/6 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
3 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
1/2 fl oz Tawny port (10 year old)
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Kappeler's 1895 recipe calls for the Old Tom gin and orange bitters to be stirred with ice and strained into a glass, with tawny port poured down the side of the glass so it settles to form a red layer beneath the orange bitters tinted gin.

We've added a spoon (5ml) of sugar syrup to Kappeler's recipe to slightly sweeten the gin (omit if using a sweet old tom) and a splash of water to add some much-needed dilution. We also prefer to abandon the original layering and stir all the ingredients together.

History:

The first known recipe for this cocktail was published in George J. Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks where he calls for "A mixing-glass half-full fine ice, three dashes orange bitters, one and a half pony Tom gin. Mix, strain into cocktail-glass; add half a pony port wine carefully and let it settle in bottom of cocktail before serving."

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