Improved Brandy Cocktail
2 dash Boker's bittersor Angostura
Ingredient: Boker's bittersWhat 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.
3 dash gum syrup
2 dash maraschino
Ingredient: maraschinoWhat 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).
1 dash absinthe
Ingredient: absintheWhat it is: Spirit
An anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium (wormwood). Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but can also be colorless. Although absinthe was vilified, no evidence has shown it to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits.
1 piece lemonsmall piece of the yellow rind, twisted to express the oil
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.
1 small wine-glass brandy(Use ordinary bar-glass.)
Ingredient: brandyWhat 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.
Variant of: Brandy Cocktail
Fill the glass one-third full of shaved ice, shake well, and strain into a fancy cocktail glass. The flavor is improved by moistening the edge of the cocktail glass with a piece of lemon.