Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

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1 fifth rum

Ingredient: rum

What it is:  Rum
Distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice and then usually aged in oak and other barrels. The majority of the world's rum production occurs in and around the Caribbean and in several South American countries, such as Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas golden and dark rums are also appropriate for drinking straight, or for cooking.

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1 ounce 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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2 egg

Ingredient: egg

What it is:  Additive
Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking and have long been used in drinks. Usually used to add consistency and foam, egg whites and yolks are usually separated with "silver" indicating the white and "golden" the yolk. Modern chicken eggs are much larger, so use the smallest ones available.

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1/2 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
1/2 pint water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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6 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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6 coriander

Ingredient: coriander

What it is:  Spice
Annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley or, particularly in the Americas, cilantro.

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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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To a gill of old rum add one ounce of sugar, two yolks of eggs and the juice of half a lemon ; boil half a pint of water with six cloves, six coriander-seeds, and a bit of cinnamon; whisk all together, and strain them into a tumbler.