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Ginger Extract

Defunct generic USP grade liquid ginger compound used medicinally as an antispasmodic and in drinks as a ginger flavoring, added in dashes. Prohibition saw Jamaica ginger abused in much larger quantities as an additive to "bathtub gin" and other crudely-distilled and foul-tasting products prepared for scofflaw drinkers. This often led to cases of temporary semi-paralysis, known as "jake-leg", an ironic variation of the term "jack-leg", meaning the stagger around without control.

Drinks made with Ginger Extract:

  1. 'Flu Cocktail
  2. Hot Deck Cocktail
  3. Grenadier Cocktail
  4. El Draque

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