Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Metropolitan Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  39
2 lump ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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3 dash gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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2 dash Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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1 pony glass 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 pony glass French vermouth

Ingredient: French vermouth

Also Known As:  Dry vermouth, White vermouth What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

Substitution:  vermouth

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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twisted peel

Two lumps of ice in a small wine-​glass, add three dashes gum-​syrup, two dashes Angostura bitters, one pony brandy, one pony French vermouth. Mix, take out the ice, add a small piece twisted lemon-​peel.