Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Yorkshire Punch

14 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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4 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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6 wine-glass calf's foot jelly

Ingredient: calf's foot jelly

Also Known As:  gelatin What it is:  Additive
Translucent, colorless, odorless, brittle, nearly tasteless solid substance, derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones. Gelatin is used for the clarification of juices, such as apple juice, and of vinegar.

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2 quart water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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1 pint simple syrup

Ingredient: simple syrup

Also Known As:  sugar syrup What it is:  Syrup
Simple 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of sugar and water, boiled then cooled. Used an efficient substitute when drinks call for dissolving sugar; has the added benefit of not diluting the drink. Better flavor comes from using raw cane sugar even though it makes darker syrup than very refined white sugar.

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1/2 pint rum

Ingredient: rum

What it is:  Rum
Distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice and then usually aged in oak and other barrels. The majority of the world's rum production occurs in and around the Caribbean and in several South American countries, such as Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas golden and dark rums are also appropriate for drinking straight, or for cooking.

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1/2 pint brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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1 bottle orange shrub

Ingredient: orange shrub

What it is:  Other
In colonial times, a drink made from orange juice, sugar and a liquor such as rum or brandy. From the Smithsonian Magazine: Mix 1 gallon of rum with the peel of 6 oranges. Add 6 cups of sugar and dissolve by mixing well. Combine this mixture with a quart of sweet orange juice and place in a wooden cask or earthenware crock for several weeks to age and develop character. After aging, remove shrub from the cask, strain, and bottle for immediate consumption or storage. This is a wonderful base for a hearty punch.

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Rub off the rind of three lemons on pieces of sugar, put the sugar into a jug, and add to it the thin rind of one lemon and an orange, and the juice of four oranges and often lemons, with six glasses of dissolved calf's-foot jelly. Pour two quarts of water over the whole, mixing the materials well, then cover the jug, and keep it on a warm hearth for twenty minutes. Then strain the mixture, and add a pint of clarified syrup, half a pint each of rum and brandy, and a bottle of good orange or lemon shrub.