Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Blue Blazer

1/2 pony glass honey

Ingredient: honey

What it is:  Additive
Sweet aliment produced by honey bees (and some other species) and derived from the nectar of flowers. Also used as a sweetener in hot and cold drinks.

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1/2 wine-glass simple syrup

Ingredient: simple syrup

Also Known As:  sugar syrup What it is:  Syrup
Simple 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of sugar and water, boiled then cooled. Used an efficient substitute when drinks call for dissolving sugar; has the added benefit of not diluting the drink. Better flavor comes from using raw cane sugar even though it makes darker syrup than very refined white sugar.

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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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(Use a large mug with a handle to it.)

Mix well with a little hot water, and put it over the fire and have it boiled up; set the liquid on fire, and take it quick and pour it from one mug to the other, pour it so about three or four times in long streams, until it is well mixed; grate a little nutmeg on top; this will have the appearance of a continual stream of fire. Attention must be paid to prevent the fire from spreading over your hands; pour it into a large sized bar glass, put a slice of lemon into it, and serve.

This is a very elegant drink in cold weather and has a wonderful effect of healing an old cold. Especially when the party goes to bed soon after drinking it.