Revelation (cocktail)

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The Revelation appears in William "Cocktail" Boothby's 1908 work The World's Drinks And How To Mix Them[1] as "A swell after-dinner drink."

Into a small mixing-glass place a little cracked ice, two-thirds of a pony of Bénédictine, one-third of a pony of Kümmel and seven drops (no more) of Crème de menthe. Twist and throw in a piece of lemon peel (a la cocktail). Stir thoroughly until cold and serve in a pony-glass.

This is a most seductive after-dinner beverage, and it was originated by Mr. Dennis O'Sullivan, the well-known mixologist, several years ago, and is still very popular with many connoisseurs and clubmen."


  1. ^ Boothby, William "Cocktail". The World's Drinks and How to Mix Them, 1908. Photographed at the San Francisco Public Library Historical Materials Collection [1] on December 28, 2006.