Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Port Wine Cobbler

1/2 table-spoon 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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1 pony glass orchard syrup

Ingredient: orchard syrup

Also Known As:  maple sugar syrup What it is:  Syrup

Unknown and unavailable ingredient, but assumed to have been made from maple syrup. 

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1/2 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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dissolve well with a spoon
1 large bar glass 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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fine, fill the glass
1 1/2 wine-glass port wine

Ingredient: port wine

What it is:  Port
Portuguese fortified wine from the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet red wine, but also comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. It is often served as a dessert wine.

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Mix up well, and ornament with grapes, berries etc., in season, and serve.