Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Pepsin Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  40
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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3 dash pepsin bitters

Ingredient: pepsin bitters

What it is:  Bitters

Defunct bitters no longer available. One source suggests that pepsin bitters might have contributed to the flavor and name of Dr Pepper, an American soft drink.

Substitution:  Angostura bitters

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1 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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Mix, strain into cocktail-glass, add piece twisted lemon-peel.