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.
Yield: makes one cocktail
Time: 5 minutes
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> 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.
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