Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Champagne Sour

1 lump 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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2 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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fresh juice
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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(Use a fancy glass.)

Place the saturated sugar into a fancy glass, also a slice of orange and a slice of pineapple, a few strawberries or grapes (if in season), fill up the glass slowly with Champagne, and stir up well, and serve it. (See Illustration, Plate No. 5.)