A Gin-Twist is...???
Slang, a Dictionary of the Turf, ... by John Badcock, 1823
"Gin-twist — hot water and gin, with sugar and lemon-juice, or orange ditto."
"The Torch Light And Public Advertiser", 1826
"The buxom widow received his addresses with a courtesy, a glass of gin twist, and several ohs! and ahs! just thrown in by way of candy to the entertainment."
William Maginn 1793–1842
Link to the Entire Gin-Twist Poem
A Twist-imony in favour of Gin-twist.
- 1 At one in the morn, as I went staggering home,
- 2 With nothing at all in my hand but my fist,
- 3 At the end of the street a good youth I did meet,
- 4 Who asked me to join in a jug of gin-twist.