Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Claret and Champagne Cup, à la Brunow

The following claret and champagne cup ought, from its excellence, to be called the nectar of the Czar, as it is so highly appreciated in Russia, where for many years it has enjoyed a high reputation amongst the aristocracy of the Muscovite empire. Proportions:
3 bottle claret

Ingredient: claret

Also Known As:  Bordeaux What it is:  Wine
Name primarily used in British English for red wine from the Bordeaux region of France.

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2/3 pint Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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1 pint sherry wine

Ingredient: sherry wine

What it is:  Sherry
Fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez, Spain. In Spanish, it is called vino de Jerez. Typically dry, "fino" sherry when only the generic name is used.

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1/2 pint brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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2 wine-glass ratafia of raspberries

Ingredient: ratafia of raspberries

What it is:  Liqueur
Liqueur or cordial flavoured with raspberries (many other fruits can be used). A basic recipe includes a bottle of red or white wine, 1/4 cup vodka (to prevent fermentation), 1 cup cut-up fruits, vegetables, or herbs, 1/4 cup sugar. Combine all ingredients in a large jar and refrigerate 3 to 4 weeks; strain into a clean wine bottle and cork or cap tightly. Keep refrigerated.

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3 orange

Ingredient: orange

What it is:  Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.

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sliced
1 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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sliced
2 bottle seltzer water

Ingredient: seltzer water

Also Known As:  soda water, 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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3 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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(For a party of twenty.)

Some sprigs of green balm, and of borage, a small piece of rind of cucumber. Stir this together, and sweeten with capillaire or pounded sugar, until it ferments; let it stand one hour, strain it, and ice it well; it is then fit for use. Serve in small glasses.

The same for champagne cup: champagne instead of claret; noyau instead of ratafia.

This quantity is for an evening party of twenty persons. For a smaller number reduce the proportions.