Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Vanilla Punch

1 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 wine-glass 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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1/4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
(Use large bar glass.)

Fill the tumbler with shaved ice, shake well, ornament with one or two slices of lemon and flavor with a few drops of vanilla extract.

This is a delicious drink, and should be imbibed through a glass tube or straw.