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measuring "parts" in cocktail recipes?

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measuring "parts" in cocktail recipes?

sirahola | Nov 20, 2010 06:13 PM

Hello!

I have been struggling with how to measure spirits and liqueurs using "parts". I am terrible at math (especially fractions :p), and I just can't get what the measurements in ounces (or cL) are when cocktail books measure everything in "parts". Like the Savoy Cocktail Book or Bar La Florida; I have these books, and I'd love to make a bunch of the cocktails, but I have no idea how to go about measuring these things. Here's an example:

A B C COCKTAIL:

1/2 Port Wine
1/2 Fine Cognac
1/3 Maraschino...

Wha??

And in case you want the whole recipe for your troubles (I get this stuff though):

...1 dash of Angostura
several sprigs of peppermint
peel of lemon
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
"plenty of ice in a glass of 6 oz. Shake a little and serve with two cherries"

Sounds amazing no?
Well, I can't be for sure because I can't make the damn thing.

Any help is much appreciated,
thanks!

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