Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Fine Lemonade for Parties

8 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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rinds
12 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
2 pound 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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1 gallon water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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boiling
(Use a punch-bowl--1 gallon)

Rub the rinds of the 8 lemons on the sugar until it has absorbed all the oil from them, and put it with the remainder of the sugar into a jug; add the lemon juice and pour the boiling water over the whole. When the sugar is dissolved, strain the lemonade through a piece of muslin, and when cool, it will be ready for use. The lemonade will be much improved by having the whites of 4 eggs beaten up with it. A larger or smaller quantity of this lemonade may be made by increasing or diminishing the quantity of the ingredients.