Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

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1 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
1 bar-spoonful powdered sugar

Ingredient: powdered sugar

Also Known As:  Superfine sugar What it is:  Additive
Very fine powdered sugar. In industrial food production, it is used where a quick dissolving sugar is required. Powdered sugar is generally mixed with cornstarch, wheat flour, or calcium phosphate to improve its flowing ability, and thus it is not generally used to sweeten beverages, but is used as a garnish.

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3 to 4 dash orange bitters

Ingredient: orange bitters

What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and

Substitution:  bitter

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or juice from half an orange
3 ounce Bourbon whiskey

Ingredient: Bourbon whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey

American whiskey, a type of distilled spirit, made primarily from corn and named for Bourbon County, Kentucky. It has been produced since the 18th century.

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or rye
3 dash Crème de menthe (green)

Ingredient: Crème de menthe (green)

A sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage with flavor primarily derived from corsican mint. Available commercially in a colorless (called "white") and a green version (which obtains its color from the mint leaves or from the addition of coloring, if extract and not the leaves are used to make the liqueur). Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the color is important.

Substitution:  Crème de menthe (white)

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or sprig of slightly bruised fresh mint
1/4 jigger grenadine

Ingredient: grenadine

Also Known As:  pomegranate syrup What it is:  Syrup

Traditionally a red syrup used as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavor and to give a reddish/pink tinge to mixed drinks. The name "grenadine" comes from the French word grenade.

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seltzer water

Ingredient: seltzer water

Also Known As:  soda water, 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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2 slice 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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1 piece 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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In a mixing glass, dissolve the sugar in the juice and whiskey, and add whiskey and mint. Add ice and shake gently. Strain into a large beer goblet with one or two large pieces of ice. Add grenadine to taste, fill with cold seltzer and decorate with fruit.