Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Star Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  41
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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fine
2 dash gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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3 dash Peychaud bitters

Ingredient: Peychaud bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Substitution:  bitter

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or Angostura bitters
1/2 jigger apple brandy

Ingredient: apple brandy

Also Known As:  Calvados, Applejack What it is:  Brandy

Fruit brandies are distilled from fruits other than grapes. Apples, plums, peaches, cherries, eldberberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apricots are the most commonly used fruits. Fruit brandy usually contains 40% to 45% ABV. It is usually colorless and is customarily drunk chilled or over ice.

Substitution:  applejack

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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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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel

Fill a mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, add two dashes gum-​syrup, three dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters, one-​half jigger apple brandy, one-half jigger Italian vermouth. Mix, strain into cocktail-​glass, twist small piece lemon-​peel on top.