Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Daisy

3 to 4 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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2 to 3 dash orange cordial

Ingredient: orange cordial

Also Known As:  orange liqueur What it is:  Liqueur

A cordial is any invigorating and stimulating preparation. The term derives from obsolete medicinal usage, as various beverages were concocted which were believed to be beneficial to one's health, especially for the heart (cordialis in Latin).

Substitution:  Curaçao

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1/2 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
1 small wine-glass 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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Fill glass half full of shaved ice. Shake well and strain into a glass, and fill up with Seltzer water from a syphon.