Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

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1/2 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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fine
1/4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
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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fill glass half-full
1 jigger port wine

Ingredient: port wine

What it is:  Port
Portuguese fortified wine from the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet red wine, but also comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. It is often served as a dessert wine.

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2 dash Jamaica rum

Ingredient: Jamaica rum

What it is:  Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.

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Dissolve in a mixing-glass one-half tablespoonful fine sugar in a little water, the juice of quarter of a lemon, fill glass half-full fine ice, add one jigger port wine, two dashes Jamaica rum. Shake well. Serve in long thin punch-glass on ice with straws. Trim with fruit in season.