Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

York Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  44
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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3 dash orange bitters

Ingredient: orange bitters

What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and

Substitution:  bitter

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1/2 jigger 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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1/2 jigger vermouth

Ingredient: vermouth

What it is:  Vermouth

A fortified wine, flavoured with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

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A mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, three dashes orange bitters, one-​half jigger whiskey, one-​half jigger vermouth. Mix, strain into cocktail-​glass, squeeze piece of lemon-​peel over the top. Serve.

Variant of:  Manhattan Cocktail