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Sea of Serenity

Merry Widow and Fluffy Ruffles: Recreating Vintage Sodas

Date / Time

9/6/20, 1:45 AM

Jason R. Merrill (he/him) of Blackbird Finery

Hosted by:

How the 19th century drugstore soda fountain let the carbonated genie out of the bottle. Jason R. Merrill of Blackbird Finery will tell the stories behind (and how to make) the Merry Widow and the Fluffy Ruffles. Recipes and ingredient list in comments.

Recreating Vintage Sodas

with Jason R. Merrill

Recipe/Ingredients list

Merry Widow

  • 1 oz Grape Syrup

  • 1 oz Orgeat Syrup

  • 1 oz Sweet Cream (Half and Half or Heavy Whipping Cream)

  • 1 egg (optional)

  • Carbonated Water

  • * Floral Gin (like Hendricks)

Fluffy Ruffles

  • 1/2 oz Chocolate Syrup

  • 1/2 oz Coffee Syrup

  • 7 oz Milk

  • * Bourbon or Dark Rum

St Louis 1904

  • Shaved Ice (optional)

  • 1 oz Pineapple Syrup

  • 1 oz Grape Juice

  • 3 dashes Lime Juice

  • Carbonated Water

  • * Cachaça or Gold Rum

Piff Paff Puff

Combined Ingredient/Shopping list:

  • Carbonated Water (small glass bottles are best if purchasing)

  • Chocolate Syrup

  • Coffee Syrup (or concentrated Cold Brew Coffee)

  • Grape Juice

  • Grape Syrup

  • Lime Juice

  • Milk

  • Orgeat Syrup

  • Pineapple Syrup

  • Shaved Ice (optional)

  • Sweet Cream (Half and Half or Heavy Whipping Cream)

  • egg or egg substitute - Egg Beaters works well (optional)

  • egg white (Carton of Pasteurized Egg Whites is easier/less messy)

Optional Alcohol Shopping list

  • Bourbon

  • Cachaça

  • Dark Rum

  • Floral Gin (like Hendricks)

  • Gold Rum

  • Irish Whiskey

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