The Ford Cocktail makes its first appearance in George J. Kapeler’s “Modern American Drinks”, published in 1895. The ingredients are the same as found in the “Caprice” cocktail, but the change in ratios makes this a very different cocktail indeed.
Garnish: orange twist
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Source: "Modern American Drinks", by George J. Kapeler (1895)