Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes


1/2 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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1 1/2 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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2 to 3 piece 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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1 table-spoon raspberry syrup

Ingredient: raspberry syrup

What it is:  Syrup
Raspberry and sugar syrup.

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or strawberry syrup
(Use large bar glass.)

Fill the tumbler one-half full with shaved ice, the balance with water; dash with port wine, and ornament with fruits in season.

* See recipes Nog. 256, 256, and 251 in "The Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, etc.," at the latter part of this work.