Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Blue Blazer

1 wine-glass Scotch whisky

Ingredient: Scotch whisky

Also Known As:  Scotch What it is:  Whiskey
Whisky made in Scotland, divided into four distinct categories: single malt, vatted malt (also called "pure malt"), blended and single grain. Malt whisky must contain no grain other than malted barley and is traditionally distilled in pot stills. Older recipes typically call for strong, smokey single malt Scotch. By the early 1900s blended Scotch was more often used.

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1 wine-glass water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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boiling
1 tea-spoon powdered sugar

Ingredient: powdered sugar

Also Known As:  Superfine sugar What it is:  Additive
Very fine powdered sugar. In industrial food production, it is used where a quick dissolving sugar is required. Powdered sugar is generally mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour, or calcium phosphate to improve its flowing ability, and thus it is not generally used to sweeten beverages, but is used as a garnish.

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(Use two large silver-plated mugs, with handles.)

Put the whiskey and the boiling water in one mug, ignite the liquid with fire, and while blazing mix both ingredients by pouring them four or five times from one mug to the other, as represented in the cut. If well done this will have the appearance of a continued stream of liquid fire.

Sweeten with one teaspoonful of pulverized white sugar, and serve in a small bar tumbler, with a piece of, lemon peel.

The "blue blazer" does not have a very euphonious or classic name, but it tastes better to the palate than it sounds to the ear. A beholder gazing for the first time upon an experienced artist, compounding this beverage, would naturally come to the conclusion that it was a nectar for Pluto rather than Bacchus. The novice in mixing this beverage should be careful not to scald himself. To become proficient in throwing the liquid from one mug to the other, it will be necessary to practise for some time with cold water.