Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Mulled Claret

4 lump 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 jigger 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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1/4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
allspice

Ingredient: allspice

Also Known As:  Jamaica pepper What it is:  Spice

A spice which is the dried unripe fruit ("berries") of Pimenta dioica. The name "allspice" was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

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3 clove

Ingredient: clove

What it is:  Spice
Aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to Indonesia and India and used as a spice in cuisine all over the world.

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cinnamon

Ingredient: cinnamon

What it is:  Spice
Spice from the bark of the small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka.

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Put in a dish four lumps sugar, two jiggers claret, the juice of a quarter of a lemon, a little powdered allspice, three cloves, a small stick cinnamon. Bring the above to the boiling point, then strain into a hot-drink glass, and add a slice of lemon.