Also called Jenever, Dutch gin or Holland gin, this is the oldest type of gin and is still made in the Netherlands, France and Germany. It is mild flavored gin with slight juniper flavor and aroma. usually bottled around 30-35% ABV.
The seed from an evergreen tree, used as a grated garnish in many cocktails. A must for egg-nog and egg-nog like drinks. In sufficent amounts it gives a numbing sensation.
A root with a spicy taste used as a medicinal ingredient in cocktails, sometimes muddled.
A pale or golden colored lager beer, made with water Pilsner malt and Noble hops. Pale lagers tend to be dry, lean, clean-tasting and crisp. In the case of Saisons, this is a farmhouse style pale ale that is meant to be crisp and refreshing.
An alcoholic beverage made from fermenting apple juice, more popular in the UK/Ireland and other Commonwealth countries. It is often considered sweet, even without adding extra sugar, especially super-market varieties.
Pour The genever or whiskey into a large glass, grate in the nutmeg and ginger. Top with ale and cider. Stir gently. #straight
From Robert Kemp Philip’s 1860 book The Practical Housewife.