Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Irish Cocktail No. 1

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  36
1/2 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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3 dash orange bitters

Ingredient: orange bitters

What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and

Substitution:  bitter

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2 dash phosphoric acid

Ingredient: phosphoric acid

What it is:  Additive

Food-grade phosphoric acid (additive E338) is used to acidify foods and beverages such as various colas. It provides a tangy or sour taste and, being a mass-produced chemical, is available cheaply and in large quantities. The low cost and bulk availability is unlike more expensive seasonings that give comparable flavors, such as citric acid which is obtainable from lemons and limes.

Substitution:  citric acid

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1/2 jigger 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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1/2 jigger 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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Mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, three dashes orange bitters, two dashes acid phosphate, one- half jigger whiskey, one-​half jigger Italian vermouth. Mix well, strain into cocktail-glass.