Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Cider Nectar

(À la Harold Littledale.)
1 quart cider

Ingredient: cider

Also Known As:  apple cider, soft cider What it is:  Cider
Common name in the U.S. and Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage produced from apples. This untreated cider is a seasonally produced beverage of limited shelf-life enjoyed in the autumn. In the rest of the world, "cider" is a fermented beverage sometimes called "hard cider".

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1 bottle soda water

Ingredient: soda water

Also Known As:  seltzer, 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 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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1 small-glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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pineapple

Ingredient: pineapple

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for an edible tropical plant and also its fruit. While sweet, it is known for its high acid content

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Juice of half a lemon, peel of quarter of a lemon; sugar and nutmeg to taste; a sprig of verbena. Flavor it to taste with extract of pineapple. Strain, and ice it all well This is a delicious beverage, and only requires to be tasted to be appreciated.