Modern American Drinks, by George J. Kappeler, 1895
"Fill a mixing-glass half-full fine ice, add two dashes gum-syrup, three dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters, one-half jigger apple brandy, one-half jigger Italian vermouth. Mix, strain into cocktail-glass, twist small piece lemon-peel on top."
Centralia Enterprise And Tribune, 4th December 1897
"The Fifth Avenue hotel has two new drinks this winter, the Star cocktail and the Rob Roy cocktail. The Star has a flavor of Jersey about it, for its chief ingredient is apple jack, vermouth and orange bitters making up the rest. Of course, the Rob Roy is made of Scotch whisky. It is completed by vermouth and orange bitters."