Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

69th Regiment Punch

1/2 wine-glass Irish whiskey

Ingredient: Irish whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey
Whiskey made in Ireland. There are several types of whiskey common to Ireland: Single Malt, Single Grain, Pure Pot Still and Blended Whiskey.

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1/2 wine-glass Scotch whisky

Ingredient: Scotch whisky

Also Known As:  Scotch What it is:  Whiskey
Whisky made in Scotland, divided into four distinct categories: single malt, vatted malt (also called "pure malt"), blended and single grain. Malt whisky must contain no grain other than malted barley and is traditionally distilled in pot stills. Older recipes typically call for strong, smokey single malt Scotch. By the early 1900s blended Scotch was more often used.

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1 tea-spoon 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 wine-glass 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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hot
(In earthen mug.)

This is a capital punch for a cold night.