Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Plain Lemonade

(From a recipe by the celebrated Soyer.)
3 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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thin slices
1/2 pound 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 gallon 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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Cut in very thin slices 3 lemons, put them in a basin, add half a pound of sugar, either white or brown; bruise all together, add a gallon of water, and stir well. It is then ready.