Whilst researching Ginger Ale I stumbled across this recipe in Jack's Manual from 1910:
I used Croft Indulgence Port and Martell and some ginger water as my Jamaica ginger.
The Taste: Quite repulsive! spoils the Port, Brandy, Ginger Water and even the Angostura Bitters. Such a waste! The final tingle of ginger was the only upside.
On the other-side Mrs. Godfrey loved it's profile of warmth and thought it rather tasty and smooth. Well they do say opposites attract and this was one cocktail she was welcome to finish!