Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Faivre's Pousse Café

1/3 small-glass Bénédictine

Ingredient: Bénédictine

What it is:  Liqueur

Herbal liqueur invented by Alexandre Legrand (who later changed his name later to Alexandre Le Grand) in the 19th century and produced in France. The recipe contains 27 plants and spices.

Substitution:  Chartreuse Substitution:  Chartreuse (yellow)

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1/3 small-glass Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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1/3 small-glass Kirschwasser

Ingredient: Kirschwasser

Also Known As:  Kirsch What it is:  Brandy
Clear, colorless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morellos, a dark-colored cultivar of the sour cherry. Less sweet than other cherry brandies it is often served cold in a small glass as an apéritif. It's also used in mixed drinks.

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or brandy
2 to 3 drop Boker's bitters

Ingredient: Boker's bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Brand of proprietary, aromatic bitters no longer available. Appears mostly in 19th century cocktail books. Other barnds such as Angostura or Fee Brothers can be used as substitutes.

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(Use a Sherry wine glass.)

Attention must be paid to prevent the different colors from running into each other; they should be kept separate.