Drinks

Black Hawk

Black Hawk.

There are not many two-component drinks. It is all the more astonishing that only a few of them are known. Black Hawk is one of them. It deserves to become better known again.

35 ml 1776 James E. Pepper rye
35 ml Plymouth sloe gin

Preparation: stirred.

The Black Hawk was first published by Jacob Abraham Grohusko in 1908. The first drinks with sloe gin as an ingredient were published in 1900 by Frank Newman, Harry Johnson and James C. Mahoney.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to find out the origin of the name Black Hawk. The name could refer to birds, places in the USA, hotels, Indians and much more. [1]

This recipe is always called Black Hawk. Only in 1920 is the drink called Good Cheer. Gold Digger’s Cocktail it is called in 1935 and 1937.

Sources
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hawk: Black Hawk.
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Historical recipes

1908 Jacob Abraham Grohusko: Jack’s Manual. Seite 18. Black Hawk Cocktail.

50% Rye whiskey
50% Gordon’s sloe gin
Fill glass with ice.
Stir, strain and serve in
cocktail glass.

1910 Jacob Abraham Grohusko: Jack’s Manual. Seite 28. Black Hawk Cocktail.

50% rye whiskey
50% Sloe gin
Fill glass with ice.
Stir, strain and serve in cocktail glass.

1913 Jacques Straub: A Complete Manual of Mixed Drinks. Seite 12. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 Jigger Rye Whiskey.
1/2 Jigger Sloe Gin.
Stir.
1 Cherry.

1914 Jacques Straub: Drinks. Seite 19. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 jigger rye whiskey.
1/2 jigger sloe gin. Stir. 1 cherry.

1916 Jacob Abraham Grohusko: Jack’s Manual. Seite 32. Black Hawk Cocktail.

50% rye whiskey
50% Sloe gin
Fill glass with ice.
Stir, strain and serve in cocktail glass.

1916 Jacob Abraham Grohusko: Jack’s Manual. Seite 37. Black Hawk Cocktail.

50% Rye Whiskey
50% Sloe Gin
Fill glass with ice.
Stir, strain and serve in Cocktail glass.

1920 Anonymus: Good Cheer.

1/2 shot rye whiskey.
1/2 shot sloe gin. Stir. 1 cherry.

1930 Gerardo Corrales: Club de Cantineros. Seite 28. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 whiskey Rye.
1/2 sloe gin.
Revuélvase. Una cereza.

1933 George Albert Zabriskie: The Bon Vivant’s Companion. Seite 3. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 jigger rye whiskey
1/2 jigger Gordon sloe gin
Fill glass with ice.
Stir, strain, and serve in cocktail glass.

1933 Jacob Abraham Grohusko: Jack’s Manual. Seite 46. Black Hawk Cocktail.

50% rye whisky
50% sloe gin
Fill glass with ice. Stir, strain, and serve in cocktail glass.

1934 Anonymus: A Life-Time Collection of 688 Recipes for Drinks. Seite 15. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 jigger Rye Whisky 1/2 jigger Sloe Gin. Stir.
1 Cherry

1935 Adrian: Cocktail Fashions of 1936. Seite 48. Gold Digger’s Cocktail.

1/2 shot rye whiskey.
1/2 shot sloe gin. Stir. 1 cherry.

1935 Leo Cotton: Old Mr. Boston. Seite 15. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 Old Mr. Boston Whiskey
1/2 Old Mr. Boston Sloe Gin
Serve with a cherry.
Shake well
with cracked ice and strain into 3
oz. Cocktail glass.

1937 Anonymus: Hotel „Lincoln“ Cock-tail Book. Seite 12. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 Rye whiskey.
1/2 Sloe gin.
Stir and serve.
Dress with a sherry.

1937 R. de Fleury: 1800 – And All That. Seite 59. Gold Digger’s.

1/2 Rye whiskey.
1/2 Sloe gin.
Stir well and serve with
a sherry.

1937 Salvador Trullos Mateu: Recetario internacional de cock-tails. Seite 84. Black Hawk Cock-Tail.

Media parte whiskey MONT VERNON.
Media parte sloe gin.
Revuélvase. Una cereza.

1937 United Kingdom Bartenders Guild: Approved Cocktails. Black Hawk.

50% Rye Whisky
50% Sloe Gin
Stir and serve with a cherry.

1937 William J. Tarling: Café Royal Cocktail Book.

1/2 Rye Whisky.
1/2 Sloe Gin.
Stir and serve with a cherry.

1938 Jean Lupoiu: Cocktails. Seite 34. Black Hawk.

Dans le verre à mélange :
1/2 Sloe Gin, 1/2 Seagram’s V.O. Whisky.
Mélanger et servir.

1947 A. Vermeys: Cocktails. Seite 20. Black Hawk.

1/2 Sloe Gin; 1/2 Whisky.

1948 George Albert Zabriskie: The Bon Vivant’s Companion. Seite 5. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1/2 jigger rye whiskey
1/2 jigger Gordon sloe gin
Fill glass with ice.
Stir, strain, and serve in cocktail glass.

1948 Hilario Alonso Sanchez: El Arte del Cantinero. Seite 376. Black Hawk.

1/2 whisky Rye.
1/2 Sloe gin.
Hielo. Revuélvase, cuéle-
se y sírvase.

1948 Jean Lupoiu: Cocktails. Seite 25. Black Hawk.

Dans le verre à mélange :
1/2 Sloe Gin, 1/2 Seagram’s V.O.
Whisky.
Mélanger et servir.

1953 Anonymus: The U.K.B.G. Guide to Drinks. Seite 55. Black Hawk.

1/2 Rye Whisky.
1/2 Sloe Gin
Stir and Strain.
Add Cherry.

1953 Leo Cotton: Old Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide. Seite 27. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1 1/4 oz. Old Mr. Boston Rye or Bour­-
bon Whiskey
1 1/4 oz. Old Mr. Boston Sloe Gin
Stir well with cracked Ice and strain
into 3 oz. Cocktail glass. Serve with a
Cherry.

1955 Anonymus: The U.K.B.G. Guide to Drinks. Seite 55. Black Hawk.

1/2 Rye Whisky.
1/2 Sloe Gin
Stir and Strain.
Add Cherry.

1955 Jean Lupoiu: Cocktails. Seite 29. Black Hawk.

Dans le verre à mélange:
1/2 Sloe Gin, 1/2 Rye Whisky.
Mélanger et servir.

1960 Anonymus: The U.K.B.G. Guide to Drinks. Seite 53. Black Hawk.

1/2 Rye Whisky.
1/2 Sloe Gin.
Stir and Strain.
Add Cherry.

1960 Anonymus: Tout les cocktails et les boissons rafraichissante. Seite 24. Black hawk.

1/2 Gin
1/2 Rye

1972 Leo Cotton: Old Mr. Boston. Seite 9. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1 1/4 oz. Old Mr. Boston Whiskey *
1 1/4 oz. Old Mr. Boston Sloe Gin
Stir well with cracked ice and strain
into 3 oz. cocktail glass. Serve with a
cherry.

* Bourbon, Blended, Rye or Canadian.

Black Hawk, Old Mr. Boston 1972, Page 9.
Black Hawk, Old Mr. Boston 1972, Page 9.

1972 Trader Vic: Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide. Seite 229. Black Hawk Cocktail.

1 1/4 ounces whisky (Bourbon, blended, rye, or Canadian)
1 1/4 ounces sloe gin
Stir well with ice cubes. Strain into chilled 3-ounce cocktail
glass. Serve with a cherry.

1977 Stan Jones: Jones’ Complete Barguide. Seite 229. Black Hawk.

Cocktail Glass Stir
1-1/4 oz sloe gin
1-1/4 oz Bourbon (or a blend)
Cherry
(1/2 oz lemon juice optional)

explicit capitulum
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