Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Sauterne Punch

1 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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1 slice lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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2 slice 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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1 large bar glass Sauternes

Ingredient: Sauternes

Also Known As:  Sauterne What it is:  Wine
French dessert wine from the Sauternais region of the Graves section in Bordeaux. Sauternes is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. (Lesser quality "sauterne" is made from blended white wines.)

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(Use large bar glass.)

The same as claret punch, using Sauterne instead of claret.

(Fill the tumbler with shaved ice, and then pour in your Sauterne, shake well, and ornament with berries in season. Place straw in the glass.)

Variant of:  Claret Punch