Drinks, Research

The Magnus cocktail


Guess what, I’ve got my own cocktail! The recipe is from the 1910 edition of Jack’s Manual – it’s possible that it can be found elsewhere too, but I’m too lazy at the moment to find out. Anyway, here’s the recipe – enjoy!


Magnus (1910)

1 dash Angostura bitters
Juice of ½ orange
Peel of an orange in one string
Place in glass
50% (Gordon’s) dry gin
1 bottle (imported) ginger ale
Stir and serve.

Well, the juice of
 ½ orange is 50-60 ml, and according to Mr. Jacob A. Grohusko, the author of the book, 50% is ½ jigger (30 ml). I think I need to play around a little with the proportions… 😉

Edit: found an updated recipe in the 1933 revised edition:



Magnus (1933)

2 dashes angostura bitters
Juice of half an orange
Peel of an orange in one string
100% gin
1 bottle ginger ale
Stir and serve.
The Magnus cocktail, Trader Magnus


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