Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Lemonade Powders

1 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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finely powdered
1 ounce tartaric acid

Ingredient: tartaric acid

What it is:  Additive
White crystalline diprotic organic acid. It occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes, bananas, and tamarinds, and is one of the main acids found in wine. It is added to other foods to give a sour taste, and is used as an antioxidant.

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20 drop lemon essence

Ingredient: lemon essence

What it is:  Additive
Concentration of lemon oil and alcohol, which can be purchased or made by dissolving one ounce of pure, fresh lemon oil in one ping of alcohol (95 percent).

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One pound of finely-powdered loaf-sugar, one ounce of tartaric or citric acid, and twenty drops of essence of lemon. Mix, and keep very dry. Two or three teaspoonfuls of this stirred briskly in a tumbler of water will make a very pleasant glass of lemonade. If effervescent lemonade be desired, one ounce of carbonate of soda must be added to the above.