Acid phosphate


Type:

Chemical additives

Description:

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.

Flavor:

flavorless, dry and tart

Availability:

Unavailable

Substitute:

lemon juice (imperfect substitute)