Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Bishop à la Prusse

1 bottle claret

Ingredient: claret

Also Known As:  Bordeaux What it is:  Wine
Name primarily used in British English for red wine from the Bordeaux region of France.

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1/2 pound loaf sugar

Ingredient: loaf sugar

Also Known As:  sugarloaf What it is:  Additive
Traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced. A tall cone with a rounded top, it was the end product of a process that saw the dark molasses-rich raw sugar, which had been imported from sugar cane growing regions such as the Caribbean and Brazil, refined into white sugar. Raw cane sugar the best, easily available substitute.

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4 sour orange

Ingredient: sour orange

Also Known As:  Bitter orange, Seville orange What it is:  Fruit
Fruit from the citrus tree, Citrus aurantium. Many varieties of bitter oranges are used for their essential oil, which is used in perfume and as a flavoring. Bitter orange is also used in herbal medicine as a stimulant and appetite suppressant.

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Roast the oranges until they are of a pale brown color; lay them in a tureen, and cover them with the sugar, adding 3 glasses of the Claret; cover the tureen and let it stand until the next day. When required for use, place the tureen in a pan of boiling water, press the oranges with a spoon, and run the juice through a sieve. Boil the remainder of the Claret; add the strained juice, and serve warm in glasses. Port wine may be substituted for Claret, and lemons may be used instead of oranges, but this is not often done when Claret is used.