Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

white sugar

What it is:  Additive
Class of edible crystalline substances, mainly sucrose for table sugar. Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.
Further reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar