Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Rhine wine and Seltzers

Rhine wine

Ingredient: Rhine wine

Also Known As:  Riesling What it is:  Wine
Germany produces wines in many style, but wines from along the Rhine river valley been predominantly white, slightly sweet, low in alcohol, light and un-oaked.

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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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(Use a large wine glass.)

The bartenders attention is called to the fact, that when a customer calls for Rhine wine and Selters water, he desires a larger portion of wine than of Selters; and if he should call for Selters and wine, he desires more Selters than wine; attention must be paid that both the wine and the Selters are continually kept on ice.

This is a favorite drink with German people, and preferred by them in many cases to lemonade.