Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Draught Lemonade, or Lemon Sherbet

4 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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4 ounce loaf sugar

Ingredient: loaf sugar

Also Known As:  sugarloaf What it is:  Additive
Traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced. A tall cone with a rounded top, it was the end product of a process that saw the dark molasses-rich raw sugar, which had been imported from sugar cane growing regions such as the Caribbean and Brazil, refined into white sugar. Raw cane sugar the best, easily available substitute.

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1 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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Four lemons sliced, four ounces of lump-sugar, one quart of boiling -water. Very fine. A cheaper drink may be made thus:—One ounce of cream of tartar, one ounce of tartaric or citric acid, the juice and peel of two lemons, and half a pound, or more, of loaf-sugar. The sweetening must be regulated according to taste.