Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Rhine Wine and Seltzer-Water

1/2 large bar glass Hock

Ingredient: Hock

Also Known As:  Hochheim, Hockheimer What it is:  Wine

German wine, sometimes wine from the Rhine regions and sometimes all German wine. It is short for the now obsolete word hockamore, a corruption of the name of the German town of Hochheim. The term seems to have been in use in the 17th century, initially for wines from middle Rhine, but in the 18th century became used as a term for any German wine sold in Britain. It seems probable that Queen Victoria's visit to Hochheim and its vineyards during harvest time in 1850 has contributed to the continued use of the term hock.

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1/2 large bar glass seltzer water

Ingredient: seltzer water

Also Known As:  soda water, sparkling water, fizzy water What it is:  Additive
Water which is carbonated and thus made effervescent by the addition of carbon dioxide gas under pressure. In 1767 Englishman Joseph Priestley invented soda water, also known as Carbonated water, when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England.

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(Use large bar glass.)

Fill large bar glass half full with Rhine wine, and fill balance with Seltzer-water. This is a German drink, and is not very likely to be called for at an American bar.