Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Soda Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  41
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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fine
1 lump 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 Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel
1 bottle 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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One teaspoonful fine sugar in a large barglass, one lump of ice, three dashes Angostura bitters, one piece lemon-​peel; add one bottle of plain or lemon soda. Mix and drink during effervescence.