Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Lemonade

1 1/2 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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6 to 8 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
3/4 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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shaved
(Use a large bar glass.)

Fill the balance with water; shake or stir well; dress with fruit in season, and serve with a straw.

To make this drink taste pleasant, it must be at all times good and strong; therefore take plenty of lemon juice and sugar.