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1878 Gin Crusta

This recipe is reconstructed from the Gin Crusta as found in the early bartending manual book written by Leo Engels, (American and Other Drinks), which was published in 1878. The recipe provided by Engels is rather hard to follow because it bases its formulation upon a his Fancy Cocktail recipe, which in turn bases its construction upon his Gin Cocktail recipe. Weaving my way through the tangle of recipes, I have brought forward Leo Engel’s Gin Crusta from 1878.

1878 Gin Crusta1878 Gin Crusta

2 oz  Gin (Bols Genever made with recipe from 1820)
1/4 oz lemon juice
1/8 oz of Orange Curacao
1/8 oz Sugar Syrup
1 or 2 drops of Angostura bitters
1 or 2 drops Fees Cocktail bitters
1/3 cup cracked ice
Lemon spiral (paring from half a lemon)
lump of ice

Rim a wine glass with a lemon slice
Dip the glass in powdered sugar
Pare 1/2 a lemon and place the paring inside the wine glass
Place the ingredients in a tumbler and strain into the wine glass
Add a small lump of ice

Enjoy Responsibly!

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