Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

The Spread Eagle Punch

1 bottle Scotch whisky

Ingredient: Scotch whisky

Also Known As:  Scotch What it is:  Whiskey
Whisky made in Scotland, divided into four distinct categories: single malt, vatted malt (also called "pure malt"), blended and single grain. Malt whisky must contain no grain other than malted barley and is traditionally distilled in pot stills. Older recipes typically call for strong, smokey single malt Scotch. By the early 1900s blended Scotch was more often used.

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Islay recommended
1 bottle Monongahela

Ingredient: Monongahela

Also Known As:  Rye whiskey What it is:  Whiskey
Older name for rye whiskey derived from the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania, where rye was commonly produced and aged before Prohibition. The Monongahela Valley was the site of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.

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lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel
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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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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boiling

Lemon peel, sugar and--boiling water at discretion.