Improved Holland Cocktail – Original 1882 Jerry Thomas Recipe

First printed 2 years after Jerry Thomas’s death, the Improved Holland Cocktail was a variation of his original Holland Cocktail. This cocktail gets its’ name from the fact that back then Genever was thought of as a Dutch liquor, similar to how rum is so closely associated with the Caribbean. Not too many Genever cocktails would be made during this time period because Old Tom Style Gin and London Dry Gin would soon became the preferred gin for mixing.

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Improved Holland Cocktail – Original 1882 Jerry Thomas Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

269

kcal
ABV

33%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make the Improved Holland Cocktail Recipe by Jerry Thomas

Ingredients

  • 2 dashes Absinthe

  • 2 dashes Maraschino Liqueur

  • 2 dashes Cardamom Bitters

  • 1 tsp Gum Syrup

  • 2 oz Genever

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and combine all ingredients in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain into glass.

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