Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Orgeat Lemonade

1 1/2 wine-glass orgeat syrup

Ingredient: orgeat syrup

Also Known As:  orgeade What it is:  Syrup
Sweet syrup made from almonds, sugar and rose water or orange-flower water. It was, however, originally made with a barley-almond blend. It has a pronounced almond taste and is used to flavor many cocktails, perhaps the most famous of which is the Mai Tai.

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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 glass with water; mix up well and ornament with grapes, berries, etc., in season, and serve with a straw.

This is a fine drink in warm climates.