Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Oyster Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  39
2 to 3 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
1 dash Tabasco

Ingredient: Tabasco

Also Known As:  hot sauce What it is:  Additive

Tabasco sauce is a mass-produced brand of hot sauce made from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco), vinegar, and salt, and aged in white oak barrels for three years. It has a hot, spicy flavor and is popular in many parts of the world.

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1 tea-spoon vinegar

Ingredient: vinegar

What it is:  Additive

Acidic liquid processed from the fermentation of ethanol (in wine, beer, cider, etc.) in a process that yields its key ingredient, acetic acid. Natural vinegars also contain small amounts of tartaric acid, citric acid, and other acids. The word "vinegar" derives from the Old French vin aigre, meaning "sour wine".

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2 to 3 dash tomato catchup

Ingredient: tomato catchup

Also Known As:  ketchup, tomato sauce, What it is:  Additive

Ketchup (also spelled catsup), also known as tomato ketchup, tomato sauce, red sauce, Tommy sauce, Tommy K, or dead horse,  is a condiment, usually made from tomatoes. The ingredients in a typical modern ketchup are tomato concentrate, spirit vinegar, sugar, salt, spice and herb extracts (including celery), spice and garlic powder.  Ketchup started out as a general term for sauce, typically made of mushrooms or fish brine with herbs and spices.

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6 oyster

Ingredient: oyster

What it is:  Additive

Common name for a number of distinct groups of bivalve molluscs which live in marine or brackish habitats. Evidence of oyster consumption goes back into prehistory, evidenced by oyster middens found worldwide.

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A few dashes lemon-​juice in a tumbler, add a dash of Tobasco sauce, a teaspoonful of vinegar, a few dashes tomato catchup, six Blue Point oysters, with all their liquor; season to taste with pepper and salt. Mix and serve with spoon in the glass.