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From Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide or How to Mix Drinks, out of copyright.

Ingredients[]

  • 1 tsp of fine white sugar
  • 2 tsp of water
  • 1 wine-glass (4 oz) of gin
  • 3 or 4 sprigs of tender mint

Directions[]

  1. Put the mint in the glass, then the sugar and water.
  2. Muddle the mint to extract the flavor, add the gin, and fill up the glass with shaved ice.
  3. Stir well
  4. Garnish with two or three fresh sprigs of mint.
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