White Lady is a classic cocktail that is made with gin, cointreau or Triple Sec, fresh lemon juice and an optional egg white. It belongs to the sidecar family, made with gin in place of brandy. The White Lady cocktail was invented by famed bartender Harry MacElhone in 1919 while he was working at Ciro’s Club in London. He originally used crème de menthe, but replaced it with gin later in 1929.
The Blackthorn is a sloe gin-based cocktail that emerged in the early 20th century. The blackthorn is the name for Prunus spinosa, the plant whose fruit is called sloes. Those fruits are infused in gin to create sloe gin, from where the cocktail name. The name Blackthorn was assigned to many cocktails, all of which are using sloe gin as their base. The cocktail is tasty and intriguing, with sweet, savory, and spicy hints of cloves and cinnamon.
The Old Etonian is a gin cocktail popular in London, around the 1920s. The cocktail takes its name from Eton College and the college's alumni, often referred to as Old Etonians. The Garden Hotel in London is a place that had mastered the Old Etonian cocktail during that era.
Fluffy duck is the name of two different cocktails, both using Advocaat as the main ingredient. One cocktail is a smooth, creamy drink based on white rum, and the other is a gin-based highball. All variants have a smooth, boozy, and very, very duck-like texture. Besides gin and Advocaat, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, and Soda Water are added.
A South Side or Southside is an alcoholic beverage made with gin, lime juice, simple syrup and mint. A variant, the Southside Fizz, adds soda water. Its origins are subject to speculation but the recipe can be traced back to at least 1916, when it appeared in Huge Enslinn’s book "Recipes for Mixed Drinks" as the South Side Fizz. The drink may have been the preferred beverage of Al Capone.
The Last Word is a gin-based prohibition-era cocktail originally developed at the Detroit Athletic Club by a bartender named Frank Fogarty. The Last Word consists of equal amounts of gin, green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur and freshly pressed lime juice, which are combined in a shaker with ice. The cocktail has a pale greenish color, primarily due to the Chartreuse.
The Clover Club Cocktail is a cocktail consisting of gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and an egg white. The egg white is not added for the purpose of giving the drink flavor, but rather acts as an emulsifier. The Clover Club Cocktail is a drink that pre-dates Prohibition in the United States, and is named for the Philadelphia men's club of the same name, which met in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel at South Broad and Walnut Streets in Center City. The Clover Club was chartered in 1882.
The rickey is a classic highball cocktail made with gin or bourbon, lime juice, and carbonated water. It was invented in Washington D.C. at Shoomaker's bar by bartender George A. Williamson and named after the Democratic lobbyist Colonel Joe Rickey. Its popularity grew when made with gin instead of bourbon a decade later. The cocktail is clean, sharp, and refreshing and is always served in a highball glass. Optionally lime wheels are used as a garnish and can be added sugar.