Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Champagne Punch

1 quart wine

Ingredient: wine

Also Known As:  Red wine What it is:  Wine

Alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented grape juice. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts are used depending on the type of wine being produced. Typically red wine when only the generic "wine" is used.

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1/4 pound 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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1 orange

Ingredient: orange

What it is:  Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.

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sliced
1 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
3 slice pineapple

Ingredient: pineapple

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for an edible tropical plant and also its fruit. While sweet, it is known for its high acid content

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1 wine-glass raspberry syrup

Ingredient: raspberry syrup

What it is:  Syrup
Raspberry and sugar syrup.

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or strawberry syrup
(Per bottle.)

Ornament with fruits in season, and serve in champagne goblets.

This can be made in any quantity by observing the proportions of the ingredients as given above. Four bottles of wine make a gallon, and a gallon is generally sufficient for fifteen persons in a mixed party. For a good champagne punch, see "Rocky Mountain Punch," No. 43.