Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Ammonia, Soda, and Seltzer

1 bar-spoonful spirit. ammon. aromat.

Ingredient: spirit. ammon. aromat.

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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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1 bar-spoonful sodium carbonate

Ingredient: sodium carbonate

Also Known As:  washing soda, soda crystals, soda ash What it is:  Additive
Sodium salt of carbonic acid. It most commonly occurs as a crystalline heptahydrate, which readily effloresces to form a white powder, the monohydrate; and is domestically well known for its everyday use as a water softener. It has a cooling alkaline taste, and can be extracted from the ashes of many plants. It is synthetically produced in large quantities from table salt in a process known as the Solvay process.

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Same as ammonia, and seltzer, mixing a small bar-spoonful of bicarbonate of soda in the drink before imbibing.

Variant of:  Ammonia and Seltzer