Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bottle of Cocktail for Parties

1 quart whiskey

Ingredient: whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey
Broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn (maize). Most whiskies are aged in wooden casks (generally oak), the exception being some corn whiskeys.

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providing the bottle is large enough
1 pony glass Curaçao (red)

Ingredient: Curaçao (red)

Substitution:  bitter Substitution:  orange Substitution:  orange bitters

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1 wine-glass gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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3/4 pony glass Boker's bitters

Ingredient: Boker's bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Brand of proprietary, aromatic bitters no longer available. Appears mostly in 19th century cocktail books. Other barnds such as Angostura or Fee Brothers can be used as substitutes.

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Mix this well by pouring it from one shaker into another, until it is thoroughly mixed, pour it into a bottle and cork it, and put a nice label on it, and you will have an elegant bottle of Cocktail.