Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Toledo Punch

This punch is only prepared for parties, and the author composed it for one of the most prominent establishments in the West, and styled it “Toledo.” Mix as follows:
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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place in bowl
4 to 5 bottle soda water

Ingredient: soda water

Also Known As:  seltzer, sparkling water, fizzy water What it is:  Additive
Water which is carbonated and thus made effervescent by the addition of carbon dioxide gas under pressure. In 1767 Englishman Joseph Priestley invented soda water, also known as Carbonated water, when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England.

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4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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the juice only
1 quart Cognac

Ingredient: Cognac

What it is:  Brandy

Variety of grape brandy, produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town of Cognac.

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1 bunch wintergreen

Ingredient: wintergreen

What it is:  Herb
Wintergreen is a group of plants that remain green throughout the winter, in this case most species of the shrub genus Gaultheria. Wintergreen is a common flavoring in American products ranging from chewing gum, mints and candies to smokeless tobacco

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4 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 up
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 up, and add the slices into the bowl and also strawberries and grapes in season;
Mix the ingredients well with a spoon or ladle and add:
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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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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2 bottle claret

Ingredient: claret

Also Known As:  Bordeaux What it is:  Wine
Name primarily used in British English for red wine from the Bordeaux region of France.

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4 bottle Rhine wine

Ingredient: Rhine wine

Also Known As:  Riesling What it is:  Wine
Germany produces wines in many style, but wines from along the Rhine river valley been predominantly white, slightly sweet, low in alcohol, light and un-oaked.

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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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(Use a large punch bowl.)

Mix up well together into the bowl, and you will have one of the finest punches ever made. It is understood that this punch must be cold, surrounded with ice, the same as other punches.

After having the entire punch well mixed, take a large fancy goblet, and fill it with the above mixture and dress it with oranges, strawberries, pineapples in season, etc., etc.