Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

"Jerry Thomas" own Decanter Bitters

1/4 pound raisins

Ingredient: raisins

What it is:  Fruit
Dried grapes.

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2 ounce cinnamon

Ingredient: cinnamon

What it is:  Spice
Spice from the bark of the small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka.

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1 ounce snakeroot (Virginia)

Ingredient: snakeroot (Virginia)

Also Known As:  Birthwort, Serpentary What it is:  Herb
Virginia snakeroot's once considerable reputation was founded on the belief that it would cure rattlesnake and other poisonous bites and stings. Today, Virginia snakeroot is not widely employed in herbal medicine. Small doses are said to stimulate the appetite and aid the digestion but large doses can result in vomiting and intense griping pains.

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1 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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cut in slices
1 orange

Ingredient: orange

What it is:  Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.

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cut in slices
1 ounce clove

Ingredient: clove

What it is:  Spice
Aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to Indonesia and India and used as a spice in cuisine all over the world.

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1 ounce allspice

Ingredient: allspice

Also Known As:  Jamaica pepper What it is:  Spice

A spice which is the dried unripe fruit ("berries") of Pimenta dioica. The name "allspice" was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

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Santa Cruz rum

Ingredient: Santa Cruz rum

Also Known As:  Virgin Island rum, St Croix What it is:  Rum
Rum produced in Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Typically light rums with a sharp flavor.

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Fill decanter with Santa Cruz rum. Bottle and serve out in pony glasses. As fast as the bitters is used fill up again with rum.