Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Blue Blazer

1 lump sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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dissolved with a little hot water
1 jigger 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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One lump of sugar dissolved with a little hot water in a mug; add one jigger of Scotch whiskey. Ignite this mixture. Take another mug and pour from one to the other several times, giving it the appearance of a streak of blue fire. Serve in hot-drink glass. Add a piece twisted lemon-peel and a little grated nutmeg.