Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Soda Cocktail

1 tea-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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2 dash bitter

Ingredient: bitter

Also Known As:  aromatic bitters What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and is typically flavored with citrus. There are numerous brands of bitters, which were formerly marketed as patent medicines but are now considered to be digestifs and are principally used as digestifs and as flavorings in cocktails. Bitters commonly have an alcoholic strength of 45% ABV and normally consumed only in small amounts as a digestif or when added as a flavoring agent.

Substitution:  Angostura bitters Substitution:  Peychaud bitters

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1 tumbler soda water

Ingredient: soda water

Also Known As:  seltzer, sparkling water, fizzy water What it is:  Additive
Water which is carbonated and thus made effervescent by the addition of carbon dioxide gas under pressure. In 1767 Englishman Joseph Priestley invented soda water, also known as Carbonated water, when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England.

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(Use large bar glass.)

The same as Jersey cocktail, using soda-water instead of cider.