Inferior gin (1800s+ British)
The knowing Kids and dashing Swells are for a drap of blue ruin, to keep all things in good twig.
Now then, Meg, clear away, and let's have the blue ruin and hot water.
Tape often proves a halter, and there be's no ruin like blue ruin!
Nor could they escape the Fish-wife without becoming participators in the half pint of blue ruin.
I have known her to drink thirty-six half-quarterns of gin in a day; it is from her love of blue ruin she derives her name.
Here's bad luck and no blue ruin to bad masters, and leg o' mutton and turnups for trumps—that's all I got to say, so here goes.
blue ruin and reels were generally the order—rather the disorder of the evening.
Ten minutes later the slate in the blue ruin saloon bore two additional characters: 10.
He wishes he was back here at blue ruin, where a man can go out doors for half an hour without getting ostracized by the elements.