By Jerry Thomas
First released in 1862, this seminal paintings in bartending marks the 1st time lots of trendy classics have been recorded in print. accumulated the following through Jerry Thomas—America’s most famed bartender—are dozens of cocktail recipes, from previous criteria to mixes invented by means of Thomas himself, together with his trademark drink, The Blue Blazer. courses for blending beverages of all categories—including sours, fizzes, and highballs—are integrated besides directions on utilizing a number of bartending instruments, from jiggers to ponies and past. With a glossary to help all bon vivants remember their demijohns from their drachms, it is a nostalgic and scrumptious homage to a drinking era that's long gone yet no longer forgotten.
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2 drachms of essence of vanilla. thirteen drops of oil of roses. fifty seven do. essence of amber. Dissolved in three gallons of alcohol, ninety five in line with cent, and upload 20 lbs. of sugar dissolved in five¾ gallons of water; colour rose. (See No. ninety three. ) filter out. 322. Rosolio de Breslau. 2 drachms of essence of vanilla. sixteen drops of oil of roses. 24 do. oil of neroly. nine oranges, the juice of. upload four lbs. of dried figs, minimize; boil the orange juice and figs jointly for five mins in a boiler containing 20 lbs. of sugar and five¾ gallons of water; then press, pressure, and upload three gallons of alcohol, ninety five according to cent, having formerly dissolved the essence and oils in it; colour rose. (See No. ninety three. ) filter out. (See No. three. ) 323. Ruga. (Rue) 2 lbs. of ruga, or rue. Macerate for twenty-four hours (see No. five) with three gallons of alcohol, ninety five in step with cent; pressure, press, and upload 20 lbs. of sugar dissolved in five ¾ gallons of water. clear out. (See No. three. ) 324. Rum, Jamaica. 35 gallons of sugar scum, from refineries. 7 do. West India molasses. Dissolved in 35 gallons of water sizzling adequate to get the aggregate at eighty° (degrees) warmth; upload 1 gallon of fine brewers’ yeast. whilst fermentation is over distil and upload ⅛ of a gallon of undeniable syrup (see No. 7); colour with oak bark darkish yellow. 325. Rum, Jamaica, Imitation. 7 lbs. of fragments of sugar canes. Macerate (see No. five) for twenty-four hours with 6 gallons of alcohol, ninety five in step with cent, and four gallons of water; upload thirteen oz of universal salt; distil over 6 gallons of flavored spirit; upload three¾ gallons of water, ¼ of a gallon of white undeniable syrup (see No. 7); colour darkish yellow with oak bark. 326. Rum, St. Croix. (Santa Cruz Rum. ) sixty two lbs. of brown sugar dissolved in forty gallons of boiling water; cool it right down to eighty° (degrees); upload 1 gallon of brewers’ yeast. whilst fermentation is over distil. 327. Sherbet, Currant. 2½ gallons of currant juice. 2 do. clean calves’-feet jelly. 2 do. currant wine. 2 do. currant ratafia. 24 lbs. of sugar dissolved within the juice. filter out hot. (See No. three. ) 328. Sherbet, Lemon. 2½ gallons of lemon juice. 2 do. clean calves’-feet jelly. 2 do. Madeira wine. 2 do. French brandy. 24 lbs. of sugar rubbed with the rinds of the lemons. clear out hot. (See No. three. ) 329. Sherbet, Marasquino. 2½ gallons of orange juice. 2 do. clean calves’-feet jelly. five½ do. Marasquino di Zara. clear out hot. (See No. three. ) 330. Sherbet de Quatre culmination. (Sherbet of 4 end result. ) 2½ gallons of cherry juice. 2 do. clean calves’-feet jelly. five do. ratafia de quatre culmination. clear out hot. (See No. 3). 331. Sherbet, Raspberry. 2½ gallons of raspberry juice. 2 do. clean calves’-feet jelly. five do. ratafia de framboises (raspberry). clear out hot. (See No. three. ) 332. Sherbet, Rum. 2½ gallons of lemon juice. 2 do. clean calves’-feet jelly. 2 do. rum shrub. 2 do. Jamaica rum. 24 lbs. of sugar rubbed with the lemon rinds. clear out hot. (See No. three. ) 333. Shrub, Currant. five⅝ gallons of crimson currant juice. forty lbs. of sugar. Boiled jointly for eight or 10 mins; permit cool; upload 1½ gallons of excellent French brandy. filter out. (See No. three. ) 334. Shrub, Lemon. five¼ gallons of lemon cordial. three¼ do. do. juice. 1½ do. simple syrup (see No. 7). filter out. (See No. three. ) 335. Shrub, Raspberry. three½ gallons of raspberry juice.