Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Medford Rum Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  39
1/2 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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2 dash gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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2 dash Peychaud bitters

Ingredient: Peychaud bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Substitution:  bitter

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or Angosura bitters
1 jigger Old Medford rum

Ingredient: Old Medford rum

What it is:  Rum
One of the few high-quality New England rums, Old Medford rum was made by the Lawrence distillery in Medford, Massachusetts The aim of the Lawrence distillery was to deliver a racy rum made from the best grade of molasses which would give "splendid satisfaction." After closing in 1905, the Lawrence family sold the right to the name Medford Rum (but not the secret of how to make it) to the M.S. Walker Company of South Boston where it is still made today. (See the Medford Historical Society.)

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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twisted peel or a maraschino cherry

Prepare same as Brandy Cocktail, using Medford rum in place of brandy.