Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Crusta

Take a nice, clean lemon of the same size as your wine glass, cut off both ends of it, and peel it the same as you would an apple, put the lemon peel in the wine glass, so that it will line the entire inside of the glass, and dip the edge of the glass and lemon peel in pulverized sugar, take your mixing glass and mix as follows:
3 to 4 dash 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 to 2 dash 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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4 to 5 drop lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
2 dash maraschino

Ingredient: maraschino

What it is:  Liqueur
Bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia (near Padua in Northern Italy).

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1 wine-glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Fill 3/4 of glass with fine ice; stir up well with a spoon, strain it into the glass, dress with a little fruit, and serve. (See Illustration, Plate No. 5.)