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other drinks from the american revolution

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Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

Since many of those Rhode Island Colonists that burnt the Gaspee in 1772 were involved in rum and gin distilling and smuggling, we can assume they were also very familiar with some of the following drinks. The usual drinks were punches, cobblers, toddies, slings, bounces, juleps, snagarees, and flip The common ingredients were gin, brandy, Medford (dark) rum, port wine (sack), bourbon, rye, and bitters. Cobblers are of American origin and are great favorites in all warm climates. Hot drinks included hot buttered rum, Tom & Jerry, hot brandy sling with nutmeg, Mulled wine and apple jack.

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Ingredients For other drinks from the american revolution


How To Make other drinks from the american revolution

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    OLD IRONSIDES RUM AND SODA Into a large bar glass put the juice of 1 lemon Add 2 dashes orange bitters Add 1 wine glassful of dark rum Add 3 large ice cubes Fill up with plain soda water Mix and remove ice Serve with straw
  • 2
    SPICED CIDER PUNCH 1 gallon apple cider 4 2-inch sticks of cinnamon 1 tablespoonful whole cloves 1 tablespoonful allspice 3 lemons 3 oranges Place cider and spices in large pot, heat slowly, stirring often Strain and chill Add sliced fruit to float on top Serves 25
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    SNAGAREE Made of red wine or fruit juice (take your pick) and soda water.
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    OLD SALEM SMASH: Into a large bar glass put 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons water. 4 sprigs fresh mint rubbed to bring out the flavor, ½ glass shaved ice and 1 wine glassful dark rum Mix well
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    PLANTERS' PUNCH: ½ bottle (12 ounces) fresh lime or lemon juice 1 bottle sugar syrup (or 1¼ pounds of sugar) 1 ½ bottles rum 3 lbs ice and water Mix all ingredients well. Decorate with fresh sliced fruit as desired. Makes about 30 4-ounce glasses.
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    SHERRY COBBLER: "Refreshing as an east wind is a Sherry Cobbler." Half fill a tall glass with cracked ice Add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar Add 1 sherry glass of sherry. Stir with a spoon until glass is frosted Decorate with choice of sliced fruit: orange, lemons, pineapple, cherries, etc. Serve with straw
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    WHITE SPRUCE BEER 3 pounds loaf sugar 5 gallons water 1 yeast cake A small piece of lemon peel Essence of spruce (If unable to get essence of spruce, twigs may be boiled down and strained.) Mix all together, when fermented then preserve in closed bottles. Alternatively, Molasses or brown sugar can be used and the lemon peel left out.
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    SPICED TEA 4 tbs lemon juice 1 tsp whole cloves Sugar syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled together until syrup forms) 1 tsp whole allspice 6 tsp tea 1 small piece cinnamon 6 cups boiling water Mint sprigs 6 tbs orange juice Pour boiling water over the allspice, cloves. and cinnamon. Cover and let boil 3 minutes. Add tea, and let steep about 3 minutes. Strain. Cool and add orange and lemon juice. Sweeten to taste with sugar syrup. Serve in tall glasses with cracked ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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