since January 2014


Monte Carlo Cocktail 28 Jan 2014
2:36 pm

I found this 1903 recipe:

Juice of one whole orange.
1 spoonful of sugar.
1 pony glass of brandy.
1 or 2 dashes of benedictine.

This punch was originally prepared at Monte Carlo, the world-renowned gambling resort, and immediately became popular with the habitues, and the formula was brought to the United States by an American gentleman, and it has since become extremely popular with the members of the most exclusive clubs in the country.

This could be a precursor, given that brandy was subbed with rye in a few recipes around this time due to the lack of brandy.