Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Whiskey and Cider


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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Ingredient: cider

Also Known As:  apple cider, soft cider What it is:  Cider
Common name in the U.S. and Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage produced from apples. This untreated cider is a seasonally produced beverage of limited shelf-life enjoyed in the autumn. In the rest of the world, "cider" is a fermented beverage sometimes called "hard cider".

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(Use a Whiskey glass.)

Hand the bottle of whiskey to the customer to help himself, fill up the glass with good apple cider, stir well with a spoon, and serve, and you will have a very nice drink.

The author recommends good apple cider in preference to pear, or any other kind of fruit cider.