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Recipes for Making Summer Drinks and Soft Drinks

Recipes for Making Summer Drinks and Soft Drinks

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Recipes for Making Summer Drinks and Soft Drinks

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89 pagine
24 minuti
Pubblicato:
Oct 21, 2011
ISBN:
9781447490685
Formato:
Libro

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This vintage book contains a collection of recipes for making interesting and delicious summer drinks, with instructions for fruit cocktails, teas, punches, and much more. With simple directions and useful tips, this volume will be of considerable utility to those looking for interesting drink ideas for summer parties and would make for a lovely addition to kitchen collections. Contents include: “Acidulated Alkali”, “Ale Punch”, “Almond Drink”, “Almond Milk”, “Ambrosia”, “American Lemonade”, “Apple Juice”, “Apple Punch”, “Apricot Drink”, “Argentine Tea Punch”, “Banana Water”, “Bomba”, “Brandy Punch”, “Brandy Shin”, “Capillaire”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on beverage and cocktail making.
Pubblicato:
Oct 21, 2011
ISBN:
9781447490685
Formato:
Libro

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Recipes for Making Summer Drinks and Soft Drinks - C. Shepherd

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SUMMER DRINKS

AND SOFT DRINKS

SUMMER DRINKS, on the whole, are easy to prepare, but there are a few finer points which are well worth observing. Thus, especial care might be taken to see that the glasses are well polished. This is not so important with hot drinks, for steam covers a multitude of sins. But cold drinks, served in the light of a summer’s day, look their best in sparkling glasses. (And it is surprising how a household can become used to what we might call ‘sub-bright’ glasses without knowing it!)

Then there is the matter of serving the drinks really cold, rather a difficult one for those without a ‘fridge’, where the drinks can be made and kept icy cold until actual serving. The less fortunate, however, can usually obtain a few cubes of ice from the butcher or the fishmonger or from some friend with a ‘fridge’ Failing these, one must do the best one can, remembering that household temperature varies with height. Therefore a jug of drinks will keep cooler when placed on the floor, than if put on the top of a tall cupboard. A good plan is to cover our jug with weighted muslin and leave it under a dripping cold water tap till serving-time.

A subtle addition to most cold drinks is a spray or two of some herb afloat on the top. Borage, mint, also cucumber rind may well play their part.

ACIDULATED ALKALI

Ingredients.—4 oz. of loaf sugar, 2 large lemons, 2 oz. each of bicarbonate of soda and tartaric acid.

Method.—Rub the sugar on the rinds of the lemons until all the zest is extracted. Crush the sugar to a fine powder, dry and sift it with the bicarbonate of soda and tartaric acid so that all is thoroughly mixed. Store the powder in an airtight bottle or tin and stand in a cool, dry place. To mix a drink, stir a teaspoonful of the powder into half a tumbler of

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