Dr. Mitchill’s Cocktail
The prominent New York physician and politician Samuel Mitchill described this bitters-less version of one of the first cocktails in an 1820 temperance lecture; it still cocks the tail.
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 1⁄2 oz. Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
- 1 large ice cube
- Freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish
- In a 6-oz. tumbler, stir honey with 1⁄2 oz. hot water until the honey dissolves. Pour in rum, 1 oz. cold water, and 1 large ice cube. Stir well and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.