Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Pine-Apple Punch

4 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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1 pint Jamaica rum

Ingredient: Jamaica rum

What it is:  Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.

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1 gill Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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4 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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(For a party of ten.)

Sweeten to taste with pulverized white sugar.

Put the pine-apple with one pound of sugar in a glass bowl, and let them stand until the sugar is well soaded in the pine-apple, then add all the other ingredients, except the champagne. let this mixture stand in ice for about an hour, then add teh champagne. Place a large block of ice in the centre of the bowl, and ornament it with loaf sugar, sliced orange, and other fruits in season.

Serve in champange glasses.

Pine-apple punch is sometimes made by adding sliced pine-apple to brandy punch.