Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

The Old Delaware Fishing Punch

1 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 to 2 dash lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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1 to 2 dash lime

Ingredient: lime

What it is:  Fruit

A number of different fruits (generally citruses), both species and hybrids, which have their origin in the Himalayan region of India, and which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, generally containing sour and acidic pulp.

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dissolve well in a little water
1 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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fill up the glass with fine ice
1 wine-glass St. Croix rum

Ingredient: St. Croix rum

Also Known As:  Santa Cruz rum, Virgin Island rum What it is:  Rum
Rum produced in Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Typically light rums with a sharp flavor.

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1 pony glass Old Brandy

Ingredient: Old Brandy

Also Known As:  V.S.O.P or X.O. brandy What it is:  Brandy
Spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. When used generically, "brandy" typically refers to grape brandy. Old brandy has been aged at least three years and is typically labeled V.S.O.P or X.O.

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(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well with a spoon, dress the top with fruit in season, and serve with a straw.

This drink can also be put up in bottles for the Fisherman to take along, so that he will loose no time while fishing.