Stir the ingredients together in the glass.
Evidence suggests that the cocktail itself, originally made with a mixture of sugar, water, bitters and spirit of any kind was invented somewhere between New York City and Albany. Since the population of this region was largely of Dutch extraction, and indeed still spoke Dutch. It is likely that the earliest versions of the drink would be based on Genever, either imported, or domestic. A recipe from 1876 edition of Jerry Thomas's book.
Fancy lemon zest Alex Kratena