Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Cold Whiskey Punch

1 quart 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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2 quart 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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boiling
1 pound loaf sugar

Ingredient: loaf sugar

Also Known As:  sugarloaf What it is:  Additive
Traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced. A tall cone with a rounded top, it was the end product of a process that saw the dark molasses-rich raw sugar, which had been imported from sugar cane growing regions such as the Caribbean and Brazil, refined into white sugar. Raw cane sugar the best, easily available substitute.

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4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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(For a party.)

This beverage ought always to be made with boiling water, and allowed to concoct and cool for a day or two before it is put on the table. In this way, the materials get more intensely amalgamated than cold water and cold whiskey ever get. As to the beautifuul mutual adaptation of cold rum and cold water, that is beyond all priase, being on of Nature's most exquisite achievements. (See "Glasgow Punch," No. 29)