Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Champagne Cobbler

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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with a little water
1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel
1 slice orange

Ingredient: orange

What it is:  Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.

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2 to 4 lump ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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Champagne

Ingredient: Champagne

Also Known As:  Sparkling wine What it is:  Wine
Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.

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to fill the glass
(Use a large bar glass.)

Fill the glass with ice; Fill the balance with champagne, ornament the top in a tasty manner, and serve it with a straw. This drink is generally mixed where they have champagne on draught, by having the champagne faucet screwed into the cork of the bottle, (see Illustration, Plate No. 8.)