Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Punch, Imperial Raspberry Whiskey

5 ounce almond

Ingredient: almond

Also Known As:  sweet almond What it is:  Other
The "nut" (actually, the seed of the fruit) of the almond tree. The almond is a native to an area stretching from Pakistan, westwards to Syria, Palestine, and Turkey. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe and more recently transported to other parts of the world, notably California.

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5 ounce almond

Ingredient: almond

Also Known As:  sweet almond What it is:  Other
The "nut" (actually, the seed of the fruit) of the almond tree. The almond is a native to an area stretching from Pakistan, westwards to Syria, Palestine, and Turkey. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe and more recently transported to other parts of the world, notably California.

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1 1/4 ounce cinnamon

Ingredient: cinnamon

What it is:  Spice
Spice from the bark of the small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka.

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1/8 ounce clove

Ingredient: clove

What it is:  Spice
Aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to Indonesia and India and used as a spice in cuisine all over the world.

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5 ounce simple syrup

Ingredient: simple syrup

Also Known As:  sugar syrup What it is:  Syrup
Simple 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of sugar and water, boiled then cooled. Used an efficient substitute when drinks call for dissolving sugar; has the added benefit of not diluting the drink. Better flavor comes from using raw cane sugar even though it makes darker syrup than very refined white sugar.

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7 gallon 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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2 gallon whiskey

Ingredient: whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey
Broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn (maize). Most whiskies are aged in wooden casks (generally oak), the exception being some corn whiskeys.

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1 gallon raspberry syrup

Ingredient: raspberry syrup

What it is:  Syrup
Raspberry and sugar syrup.

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Infused in boiling water; then skin, and add 1-1/4 ounce of powdered cinnamon, 1/8 ounce of powdered cloves, and 5 ounces of plain syrup (see No. 7); rub them fine; boil in 7 gallons of water for 5 minutes; strain, add when cool 2 gallons of whiskey, and one gallon of raspberry syrup. (See No. 356.)