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Thorp Cocktail

The following formula is for one cocktail only; the same proportions must be observed in making any number of them. Have the glasses well chilled before beginning, and always use sugar syrup instead of sugar for sweetening.


  • 1 teaspoonful of sugar syrup
  • 1 teaspoonful of orange bitters
  • 5 teaspoonfuls of Old Tom gin
  • 5 drops of noyau or maraschino


Enough cracked ice to chill but not to dilute. Stir with a spoon until thoroughly chilled and blended. The mixture must not be shaken, as that fills it with air. Lastly, take a piece of lemon zest the size of a ten-cent piece, hold it over the cocktail, and express a little of the oil, then drop it in the glass.


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The Century Cook Book (1901).

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