Serve in aCollins glass
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and stain into ice-filled glass.
|2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|2/3 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|2/3 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)|
|1 2/3 fl oz||Chilled water|
|1 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
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Light and refreshing, akin to alcoholic real lemonade (not fizzy.
This is a version of the cocktail for which Limmer's Hotel in London was most famed: a Captain Gronow recalled it in his 1860s memoirs as one of the top, if filthy and seedy, sporting hangouts of 1814, thanks in part to its 'famous gin-punch'. A bartender named John Collins worked there later in the 19th century, and was famous enough to inspire a limerick. Hence, many believe he created the Collins, which is similar to gin punch.
My name is John Collins, headwaiter at Limmer's,Charles and Frank Sheridan, 1892
Corner of Conduit Street, Hanover Square,
My chief occupation is filling brimmers
For all the young gentlemen frequenters there.
Mr. Frank always drinks my gin punch when he smokes.
One serving of Gin Punch No. 1 contains 200 calories.
- 1.5 standard drinks
- 13.92% alc./vol. (27.84° proof)
- 20.9 grams of pure alcohol
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