The Purl

Difford's Guide



Pint glass
Measuring jigger


There are approximately 151 calories in one serving of The Purl.
The Purl image

Serve in a

Pint glass



How to make:

POUR ingredients into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Old Tom gin
Top up with Fuller’s Chiswick Bitter

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Our comment:

Somebody seems to have spiked my beer!


In 18th century London Gin tended to be mixed two to one with water and sold by the quarter pint. The Purl, simply gin and ale, was another popular mix. Sometimes the beer was warmed first to make a 'hot purl', apparently popular with Thames boatman of the day.

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