1862 Vs. 1876 Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

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Jul. 16, 2020

1862 Whiskey Cocktail Vs. 1876 Improved Whiskey Cocktail. Today we are looking a two whiskey cocktails by Jerry Thomas from his 1862 1876 cocktail / bartender guides. It is believed that these two whiskey cocktail recipes morphed over time into the Old Fashioned (whiskey) Cocktail, and the Manhattan... some even think that the Sazerac Cocktail was inspired by or evolved from these as well. But everything is debate-able and why bother, just have a cocktail and relax.


1862 whisk(e)y cocktail
Gum syrup 1 Teaspoon
Bitters 1 Teaspoon (use as required)
Whiskey 2 Ounce
Lemon peel 1
1876 improved whiskey cocktail
Bokers bitters 1 Teaspoon (use as required)
Gum syrup 1 Teaspoon (use as required)
Maraschino 1 Teaspoon (use as required)
Absinthe 1 Teaspoon (use as required)
Lemon peel 1
Whiskey 2 Ounce



1. Shake with Cracked Ice and strain into glass.


2. Serve and Enjoy

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1