Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Sauterne 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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1/2 wine-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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1/4 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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or seltzer; dissolved 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 shaved, to fill glass
1 1/2 wine-glass Sauternes

Ingredient: Sauternes

Also Known As:  Sauterne What it is:  Wine
French dessert wine from the Sauternais region of the Graves section in Bordeaux. Sauternes is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. (Lesser quality "sauterne" is made from blended white wines.)

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well, ornament with grapes, oranges, pineapple, berries, etc., and serve with a straw.