Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Claret Cup for a Party

8 to 12 lump 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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1 bottle Apollinaris water

Ingredient: Apollinaris water

What it is:  Additive

Brand of effervescent table water, very well-known in German-speaking countries as "The Queen of Table Waters". Since 1852, Apollinaris is sourced from a spring in Bad Neuenahr, Germany.

Substitution:  seltzer water Substitution:  soda water Substitution:  syphon seltzer

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2 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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cut in slices
2 orange

Ingredient: orange

What it is:  Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.

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cut in slices
1/2 pineapple

Ingredient: pineapple

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for an edible tropical plant and also its fruit. While sweet, it is known for its high acid content

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cut in slices
2 wine-glass maraschino

Ingredient: maraschino

What it is:  Liqueur
Bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia (near Padua in Northern Italy).

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mix well with a ladle, place this into your vessel or tin dish filled with ice, then when the party is reach to call for it, add
4 bottle claret

Ingredient: claret

Also Known As:  Bordeaux What it is:  Wine
Name primarily used in British English for red wine from the Bordeaux region of France.

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very fine
1 bottle Champagne

Ingredient: Champagne

Also Known As:  Sparkling wine What it is:  Wine
Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.

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or any other sparkling wine
(Use a bowl for mixing.)

Mix thoroughly and place sufficient berries on top and serve it into a fancy wine glass, and you will have an elegant Claret Cup.