Mahogany is a dark drink whose traditional recipe is 2 parts of gin (&/or rum) to 1 part of treacle (or sugar) with lemon zest. It was drunk by active outdoorsmen such as Cornish and Devon fisherman, farmers, shepherds and Canadian lumberjacks.
- ^ James Boswell (1791), The Life of Samuel Johnson, Hutchinson, pp. 362–363
- ^ George Whyte-Melville (1899), Black but Comely, Longmans, Green, p. 272