This recipe for a pineapple julep comes from the most famous bartenders' and cocktail book of all time, Bon-Vivant's Companion by Jerry Thomas (1862). It was the first real cocktail book ever published in the United States. This julep recipe is a nostalgic and delicious homage to a drinking era that is long gone but not forgotten.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup gin
  • 1 Bottle sparkling Moselle wine
  • 1/2 Cup raspberry syrup
  • 1 Pineapple
  • Juice of 2 oranges (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Pound pure ice shaves

Preparation

Step 1:

Peel, slice and cup up a ripe pineapple into a glass bowl.

Step 2:

Add the juice of two oranges, raspberry syrup, gin, sparkling Mosell, and pure ice in shaves and mix.

Step 3:

Ornament with berries in season, and serve in flat glasses.