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Acid phosphate


Chemical additives

Also known as

Horsford's Acid Phosphate


Defunct liquid suspension of calcium phosphate and other chemicals. Highly regarded in its day for its healthful attributes. Employed to impart dryness (as in a dry wine) to cocktails. Also used as an occasional substitute for lemon or lime juice when fresh fruit was not available. Cocktail example: the Montauk Riding Club Cocktail.


flavorless, dry and tart


Unavailable. Produced in United States.


lemon juice (imperfect substitute)

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 1 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureMontauk Riding Club Cocktail

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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