Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Gothic Punch

(From a recipe in the possession of Bayard Taylor, Esq.)
4 bottle Catawba wine

Ingredient: Catawba wine

What it is:  Wine

American wine grown from the Catawba grape, predominantly on the East Coast of the U.S.. This purplish-red grape has a rather sweet and a pronounced musky or "foxy" flavor.

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1 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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3 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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10 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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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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(For a party of ten.)

Four bottles still Catawba; one bottle claret, three oranges, or one pineapple, ten table-spoonfuls of sugar. Let this mixture stand in a very cold place, or in ice, for one hour or more, then add one bottle of champagne.