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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2 to 3 dash lime

Ingredient: lime

What it is:  Fruit

A number of different fruits (generally citruses), both species and hybrids, which have their origin in the Himalayan region of India, and which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, generally containing sour and acidic pulp.

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or lemon juice
2 to 3 dash 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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dissolve well with a little water or seltzer. Fill up the glass with shaved ice.
1 pony 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 1/2 wine-glass vanilla (extract)

Ingredient: vanilla (extract)

What it is:  Additive
Flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. Vanilla extract is an alcoholic or occasionally glycerol solution, both pure and imitation forms of vanilla contain at least 35% alcohol.

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Mixed well with a spoon; ornament with Fruit in a tasty manner, and serve with a straw.