Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Wine Lemonade

1 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
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.

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5 to 6 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
1 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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fine
1 wine-glass 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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or claret or port wine, whichever maybe desired
(Use a large bar glass.)

Fill up the balance with water, shake well and dress the top with fruit; serve with a straw.

This is a favorite drink in Italy.