Cablegram

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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 rye whiskey (100 proof /50% alc./vol.)
3/4 fl oz Ginger syrup
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
Top up with Thomas Henry Soda Water
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Review:

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.

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Easy Jigger image

Easy Jigger

The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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