Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Punch

3/4 table-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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3 to 4 drop pineapple syrup

Ingredient: pineapple syrup

What it is:  Syrup
Fruit syrup that can be purchased or made from sweetened, concentrated pineapple juice.

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(a few drops)
1 to 2 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
1 to 2 dash lime

Ingredient: lime

What it is:  Fruit

A number of different fruits (generally citruses), both species and hybrids, which have their origin in the Himalayan region of India, and which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, generally containing sour and acidic pulp.

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juice
1 squirt syphon seltzer

Ingredient: syphon seltzer

Also Known As:  Seltzer bottle, soda syphon What it is:  Additive

A device for dispensing soda water.

As early as 1790, the concept of an "aerosol" was introduced in France with self-pressurized carbonated beverages, but the modern syphon was created in 1829, when two Frenchmen patented a hollow corkscrew which could be inserted into a soda bottle and by use of a valve allowed a portion of the contents to be dispensed while maintaining the pressure on the inside of the bottle and hence preventing the remaining soda going flat.

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dissolve with a spoon
1 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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finely shaved
1 1/2 wine-glass Old Brandy

Ingredient: Old Brandy

Also Known As:  V.S.O.P or X.O. brandy What it is:  Brandy
Spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. When used generically, "brandy" typically refers to grape brandy. Old brandy has been aged at least three years and is typically labeled V.S.O.P or X.O.

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well; flavor with a few drops of Jamaica rum and ornament with grapes, oranges, pineapple and berries, and serve witli a straw.