Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Whiskey Crusta

Take a nice clean lemon, the same size as your wine glass, cut off both ends and peel it the same as you would an apple, put the lemon peel in the wine glass so that it will line the entire inside of the glass, then dip the edge of the glass and lemon peel in pulverized sugar. The mixture is as follows;
1/2 pony glass orchard syrup

Ingredient: orchard syrup

Also Known As:  maple sugar syrup What it is:  Syrup

Unknown and unavailable ingredient, but assumed to have been made from maple syrup. 

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1 to 2 dash Boker's bitters

Ingredient: Boker's bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Brand of proprietary, aromatic bitters no longer available. Appears mostly in 19th century cocktail books. Other barnds such as Angostura or Fee Brothers can be used as substitutes.

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1 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
2 dash maraschino

Ingredient: maraschino

What it is:  Liqueur
Bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia (near Padua in Northern Italy).

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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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finely shaved
3/4 wine-glass 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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(Use a large bar glass.)

Mix well with a spoon, strain it into the wine glass containing the lemon peel, ornament it with a little fruit, and serve.