Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Calasay Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  34
1/2 jigger calisaya

Ingredient: calisaya

Also Known As:  calasaya, calisaia What it is:  Bitters

Quinine herbal digestive bitters made from the medicinally active bark of the Chincona tree. The bark is stripped from the tree, dried and powdered, contains a variety of alkaloids, including the anti-malarial compound quinine, which interferes with the reproduction of malaria-causing protozoa. As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit's Bark or Peruvian bark.

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1/2 jigger whiskey

Ingredient: whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey
Broad category of alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn (maize). Most whiskies are aged in wooden casks (generally oak), the exception being some corn whiskeys.

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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Half a jigger calasaya, half a jigger whiskey, one small piece lemon-​peel, half a mixing-​glass full fine ice. Mix well and strain into a cocktail-glass.