Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Prussian Grandeur Punch

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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6 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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cut in slices
1 fifth anisette

Ingredient: anisette

Also Known As:  anis, liqueur d'anis What it is:  Liqueur
Anise-flavored liqueur that is sweeter than most anise-flavored liqueurs (such as pastis), and also has a lower alcohol content (typically 25% by volume, versus 40%). Like pastis, it was first created to replace absinthe. Marie Brizard is a well-known producer of French-style anisette. Anís del Mono is a Spanish brand. Sambucca Romana is one of Italy's versions.

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1 bottle Kümmel

Ingredient: Kümmel

Also Known As:  Kimmel What it is:  Liqueur

A sweet, colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. According to the Dutch, kümmel liqueur was first distilled in Holland during the late 16th century by Lucas Bols. It was then taken to Germany and Russia; the latter is now the principal producer and consumer of kümmel.

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6 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 bottle Kirschwasser

Ingredient: Kirschwasser

Also Known As:  Kirsch What it is:  Brandy
Clear, colorless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morellos, a dark-colored cultivar of the sour cherry. Less sweet than other cherry brandies it is often served cold in a small glass as an apéritif. It's also used in mixed drinks.

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1/2 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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6 bottle Nordhauser Brantwein

Ingredient: Nordhauser Brantwein

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1 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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(Use a large bowl.)

Stir up well with a punch ladle, and surround the bowl with ice, and serve in a wine glass.