Cablegram

Difford's Guide
User Rating

Ingredients

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 190 calories in one serving of Cablegram.

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Cablegram image

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Candied ginger

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with soda.

2 fl oz Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey
34 fl oz Ginger sugar syrup
12 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
Top up with Thomas Henry Soda Water
Loading...



Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.

Our comment:

Whiskey and ginger with a fresh zing of lime.

History:

The Cablegram first appears in William "Cocktail" Boothby's 1908 The World's Drinks and How to Mix Them, where it's described as being "A Bourbon Whiskey and Ginger Ale Highball with a little sour added..." This forgotten classic was given a new lease of life in 2009 by Eric Alperin at The Varnish in Los Angeles, USA with a combination of ginger syrup and soda replacing ginger ale and a rye whiskey base adding a touch more kick.

Join the Discussion


... comment(s) for Cablegram

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment

You must be logged in to submit a rating

Click here to login