|2 fl oz||Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Ginger sugar syrup|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lime juice|
|Top up with||Thomas Henry Soda Water|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
Whiskey and ginger with a fresh zing of lime.
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.