When did the word ‘cocktail’ first appear in print?
The word ‘cocktail’ first appeared in print is in 1803, and three years later, the definition of the word appeared in the May 6 1806 edition of The Balance and Columbian Repository a newspaper published in Hudson New York. The definition given was “a stimulating liquor composed of any kind of sugar water and bitters”. This is thought to be the first time that the word was used in reference to a mixed drink.
- Lime Juice 1.5 cl
- Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey 4.5 cl
- Pineapple Chunks - -
- Mint Sprigs 2 -
- Simple Syrup 3 cl
- Of Soda - splash
spring races is a popular Gin cocktail containing a combinations of Lime Juice,Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey,Pineapple Chunks,Mint Sprigs,Simple Syrup,Of Soda .Served using highball glass
Spring Races Ingredients
Lime Juice,Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey,Pineapple Chunks,Mint Sprigs,Simple Syrup,Of ...
Spring Races Recipe
Muddle pineapple and mint sprigs with simple syrup. Add rye whiskey, lemon and lime juice to shake with ice. Pour into a highball glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with lime wheel and pineapple leaf on rime and serve with large straw.
Lime Juice being rich in Vitamin C is an excellent remedy for sore throat and aids in digestion and controls blood sugar, and also promoted weight loss. It is used for various culinary and non-culinary purposes all over the world. Lime juice is known to reduce or even reverse the effects of excessive alcohol consumption and intoxication.
The difference between Lime Juice and Lemon Juice is that although the sweet and sour Lemon and the bitter and sour Lime are two different fruits, they have similar properties and tastes similar too, the Lime, unlike the sweet and large Lemon, is used raw and is usually plucked green and has more bitterness and sourness in it's taste, and is grown better in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
In drink mixing, fresh lemon juice brings a tangy zing to so many classic drinks and in fact, it's the most used ingredient in drink mixing other than the liquors of course.
Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey
Rye Whisky is essentially Canadian Whisky, Canadian corn whiskey uses some rye grain added to the mash to give it more flavour and this characteristic style and flavour gave Canadian Whisky the name Rye Whisky.
But, Rye Whiskey can be American too, it is essentially a Bourbon but must be distilled from at least 51% rye grain to be labeled a Rye Whiskey.
So the rule of thumb is, if it is referred to as Rye Whiskey it is American, and if its labeled as Rye Whisky, it is Canadian.
Mints are aromatic, perrineal herbs that grow in Europe, Asia, Africa and America and since natural hybridisation of different Mint ( Mentha ) species are common, there are many hybrids and cultivars across the planet. Along with the mint, peppermint, spearmint and cornmint are known cultivars used regularly in condiments, foods and drinks. The fresh or dried mint leaf is the source of the mint flavour and aroma and is known to have several health benefits and has been used traditionally as a medicine for stomach ache, chest pain and headache, heartburn and diarrhea too. In drink making mint leaves or mint sprig is used as a garnish and is intended to provide that cool, menthol note to the nose, with spearmint being the most common mint in use a garnish.
Soda refers to carbonated water, sweetened, flavoured or plain, but there is a difference between Soda and plain Carbonated Water or Sparkling Water, which is known as Seltzer Water, while Seltzer Water is plain water carbonated to add fizz, Soda water contains potassium bicarbonate and potassium sulphate in the water, and according to research Seltzer Water is safer for teeth health and sparkling water provides true hydration and is better at it than regular soda or diet soda.
A highball glass is a glass tumbler that can contain between 240 ml and 350 ml ( 8 to 12 US fl oz ) it is used to server highball cocktails and other mixed drinks. A highball glass is taller than an Old Fashioned glass (lowball) and wider and shorter than a Collins Glass.
The highball name comes from the class of cocktail it is used to serve, a cocktail with a base spirit ( usually two to three ounces and a larger amount of non-alcoholic mixer.
For a good explanation on which glass to use for which drink. Read this post from Bottleneck Management.
Simple Guide to Cocktail Glassware
When there is no specific glass suggested for a cocktail, it's up to you to chose a glass.
Either you just go ahead and serve using any glass available to you following these simple rules
A. Go for Tall or Collins Glasses, Highball Glasses or even Hurricane Glasses for cocktails with loads of non-alcoholic mixes, and those that require crushed or cubed ices,
B. But if your cocktail is aromatic and liqueur based, and has a complex character that must reach the nose use a wide mouthed Cocktail Glass.
C. Red Wine Glasses for cocktails that have a Red Wine as the base spirit. Red Wine Glasses have a wider mouth and a long stem, so that the wine can be swirled an aerated to release the aroma while the long stem keeps the fingers away and avoid quick warming of the wine.
D. White Wine Glasses for cocktails with a White Wine base, since White Wines must not be aerated as much as a Red Wines, since they oxidise fast when in contact with air, White Wine glassware, in contrast to the wide mouthed bowl of a Red Wine Glassware, is narrow with a narrow mouth. A White Wine has much lighter and delicate notes and the narrow mouth and less surface area in contact with air helps retain the aroma.
E. If your cocktail is based on a Sparkling Wine like Champagne then a Flute Glass is more suitable since a Sparkling Wine is a White Wine with a secondary fermentation that produces the bubbles, and the narrow mouth flute prevents the bubbles from escaping.
F. If it's winter and you are in the mood for some hot cocktails like the Irish Coffee or Hot Toddy, go for the Irish Coffee Glass, it has a heat resistant glass and a handle.
G. Martini Glasses for Martinis or "Tinis" in general, but since these glasses have fallen off of favour these days, a Cocktail Glass will be good too.
H. IF you are serving Margaritas, don't look for Margarita Glass if you don't have one at home, Double Old Fashioned Glass or other glasses are more common these days, for serving Margaritas.
I. If you are the adventurous one, and are serving shots or shooters, of course the Shot Glass is your choice of glass,
J. Finally, if you are going all out and serving depth charges and car bomb shots, all you need is a Double Old Fashioned Glass or a Beer Mug for the beer and a shot glass to drop the bomb in.
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