One of the most famous cocktails of all time, possibly created at the El Dorado in San Francisco around 1850, it quickly became the most popular winter drink in the area.
There are numerous stories told about Jerry Thomas (author of the first ever cocktail book) and this cocktail, he never claimed to have invented it, although he was working at El Dorado at the time and there is some indication that it was already a popular drink when Thomas arrived.
- Johnnie Black
- Hot water
In 1850, there was the first public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration.