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The concept of the 50/50 was to go into the opposite direction of a "dry martini", which is to use less dry vermouth. So, to make your martini less dry you had more dry vermouth to counter your dry gin. Yet, this still isn't sweet.
Not to be confused with the single-word form of the “Southside”, the Chicago South Side is a similar variation that brings Angostura into the mix. Unlike the Southside, however, this cocktail calls for lime juice over lemon juice and London Dry Gin over American Gin.
This cocktail is also documented in the 1931 publication Old Waldorf Bar Days by Albert Stevens Crockett (page 127). In this publication, the cocktail was designed as a rum-based recipe with a bit of grenadine.
Some dedicated cocktail historians will tell you it was originally made with cognac over gin, but that’s still highly contested. Initially created at the New York Bar in Paris, the alcohol kick is like being shelled by a French 75mm field gun and thus you have “The French 75.”
This drink does not have a formal history, as a matter of fact, we don't know where it came from (it was a fan submission) but it was tasty and worthy of our database.
In the 1700s, high doses of quinine were diluted with water to prevent malaria, but was still extremely bitter and hard for people to drink. To make this medicated solution more palatable they added lime, sugar and gin and the early Gin & Tonic was born.
You can create a “Fix” with any core spirit, as documented on page 135 of How To Mix Drinks by Jerry Thomas. Most accurately, a “fix” is typically served shaken with ice and served over ice, while a sour is shaken with ice but served in a chilled glass without ice.
The original Gin Fizz recipe was published in 1862 by Jerry Thomas, The Bartender’s Guide: How To Mix Drinks. Similar to that of a Gin Fix but with less ice and more fizz (carbonation).
This cocktail design was utilized in the mid-1800s as a medical solution. There is evidence of these ingredients being used by the British Royal Navy as a solution to scurvy dating to around 1857.
One historical theory behind the Martini is that it was all born out of a modified Martinez cocktail in California during the 1800s gold rush. A variation on this theory involves a miner on their way to Martinez California requesting a drink and the Martini was born.
This cocktail was created by Ada Coleman, head bartender at the American Bar in The Savoy, London in 1925. Ada was one of the first influential women bartenders and one of two that held position of Head Bartender at the Savoy.
A cocktail design by Jennifer Schommer, created to riff-off the Dorchester cocktail, but in our home city of Manchester, NH.
The Salty Dog was invented by George Jessel in 1952. George is the same individual that brought us the well known Bloody Mary cocktail. Given the date of the Salty Dog’s creation, we would not be surprised to find that the original called for vodka over gin.
This fantastic cocktail doesn’t have a rich deep history. We believe this was created (or at least documented) by Charles Phan’s Slanted Door.