The earliest mentions of this cocktail are in George Kappeler’s “Modern American Drinks” from 1895. The recipe has been adapted in many cocktail books and was often drunk in the mornings as the name implies.

  • Johnnie Black
  • Absinthe
  • Lemon
  • Gomme
  • Egg whites
  • Soda

In 1895, the Victoria Cross was established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy.