Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Empire Punch

Rub the peel of 4 fine lemons, and also the peel of two oranges, until it has absorbed all the yellow part of the lemon and orange.
1 1/2 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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1 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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cut in slices
12 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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cut in slices
strawberry

Ingredient: strawberry

What it is:  Fruit
Garden strawberries are a species of Fragaria that belongs to the family Rosaceae. Technically, it is not a fruit but a "false fruit". The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France in 1740 via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America , which was noted for its flavor, and Fragaria chiloensis from Chile brought by Amédée-François Frézier, which was noted for its large size.

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(1 box)
2 bottle 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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(Apollinaris water) mix the above ingredients well with a ladle and add
1/2 fifth maraschino

Ingredient: maraschino

What it is:  Liqueur
Bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia (near Padua in Northern Italy).

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1/2 fifth Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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1/2 fifth Bénédictine

Ingredient: Bénédictine

What it is:  Liqueur

Herbal liqueur invented by Alexandre Legrand (who later changed his name later to Alexandre Le Grand) in the 19th century and produced in France. The recipe contains 27 plants and spices.

Substitution:  Chartreuse Substitution:  Chartreuse (yellow)

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1/2 fifth 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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1 bottle 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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6 bottle Champagne

Ingredient: Champagne

Also Known As:  Sparkling wine What it is:  Wine
Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.

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4 bottle Tokay

Ingredient: Tokay

Also Known As:  Tokaji What it is:  Wine
Wines from the region of Tokaj-Hegyalja in Hungary. This region is noted for its sweet wines made from grapes affected by noble rot, a style of wine which has a long history in this region.

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2 bottle Madeira

Ingredient: Madeira

What it is:  Wine
Fortified Portuguese wine made in the Madeira Islands. The wine is produced in a variety of styles ranging from dry wines which can be consumed on their own as an aperitif, to sweet wines more usually consumed with dessert.

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4 bottle Bordeaux

Ingredient: Bordeaux

Also Known As:  Claret What it is:  Wine
Wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France. 88% of wine produced in Bordeaux is red. Red Bordeaux, which is traditionally known as claret in the United Kingdom, is generally made from a blend of grapes. Permitted grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Today Malbec and Carmenere are rarely used.

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(calls for Chateau Lafitte)
(Use an extra large bowl.)

Mix this well with a large ladle, then strain through a very fine sieve into a clean bowl and surround the bowl with ice, fill it up over the edge of the bowl, which will give it a beautiful appearance, and dress the edge with some leaves and fruit, and ornament the punch in a fancy manner with grapes, oranges, pineapple and strawberries.