Medford Rum Sour
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: syphon seltzerAlso Known As: Seltzer bottle, soda syphon What it is: Additive
A device for dispensing soda water.
As early as 1790, the concept of an "aerosol" was introduced in France with self-pressurized carbonated beverages, but the modern syphon was created in 1829, when two Frenchmen patented a hollow corkscrew which could be inserted into a soda bottle and by use of a valve allowed a portion of the contents to be dispensed while maintaining the pressure on the inside of the bottle and hence preventing the remaining soda going flat.
Ingredient: Old Medford rumWhat it is: Rum
Ingredient: iceWhat it is: Additive
Stir well with a spoon; strain into a sour glass, ornament with fruit, etc., and serve.
This is an old Boston drink, and has the reputation of being cooling and pleasant.