Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Rochester Punch

(From a recipe in the possession of Roswell Hart., Esq.)
2 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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2 bottle Isabella

Ingredient: Isabella

Also Known As:  Fragola, Albany Suprise, and many more What it is:  Wine
Wine made from the cold-resistant Isabella grape, which derived from the grape species Vitis labrusca or 'fox grape' which is used for table, juice and wine production. It is thought that it resulted from random pollination when European Vitis vinifera grapes were attempted to be established in America. It was popularly thought to have been discovered by a Mrs Isabella Gibbs of South Carolina in 1816.

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1 bottle Sauternes

Ingredient: Sauternes

Also Known As:  Sauterne What it is:  Wine
French dessert wine from the Sauternais region of the Graves section in Bordeaux. Sauternes is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. (Lesser quality "sauterne" is made from blended white wines.)

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2 wine-glass maraschino

Ingredient: maraschino

What it is:  Liqueur
Bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia (near Padua in Northern Italy).

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2 wine-glass 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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(For a party of twenty.)

Fill the tranquil bowl with ripe strawberries. Shold the strawberry season be over, or under, add a few drops of extract of peach or vanilla.