Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Curaçoa Punch

1/2 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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2 to 3 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
1/2 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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dissolve well with a spoon; Fill up the glasss with fine shaved ice;
1/2 wine-glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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1 wine-glass Curaçao (red)

Ingredient: Curaçao (red)

Substitution:  bitter Substitution:  orange Substitution:  orange bitters

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1/2 pony glass Jamaica rum

Ingredient: Jamaica rum

What it is:  Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well with a spoon, ornament with grapes, pineapple, orange and berries (if in season) and serve with a straw.

The above drink if mixed correctly, is very delicious. (See Illustration, Plate No. 12.)