Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Calisaya Cocktail

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  11
1/2 calisaya

Ingredient: calisaya

Also Known As:  calasaya, calisaia What it is:  Bitters

Quinine herbal digestive bitters made from the medicinally active bark of the Chincona tree. The bark is stripped from the tree, dried and powdered, contains a variety of alkaloids, including the anti-malarial compound quinine, which interferes with the reproduction of malaria-causing protozoa. As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit's Bark or Peruvian bark.

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1/2 Italian vermouth

Ingredient: Italian vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinn

Substitution:  vermouth

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3 dash 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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Shake well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve.