This section is from the book "On Uncle Sam's Water Wagon; 500 Recipes For Delicious Drinks, Which Can Be Made At Home", by Helen Watkeys Moore . Also available from Amazon: On Uncle Sam's Water Wagon.
"Glittering squares of colored ice, Sweetened with syrop, tinctured with spice."
T. B. Aldrich.
Take one quart of blackberry juice and one pound of sugar, add a tablespoonful each of cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and boil together for twenty minutes. Seal in sterilized jars.
Make according to the recipe for raspberry vinegar, using five and one half pounds of sugar to every three pints of juice and water mixed.
Take two cups of blackberry juice, add four tablespoonfuls of lemon juice, four tablespoonfuls of orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Make a syrup of one cup of sugar and one cup of water by boiling for three minutes. Mix with fruit juice, pour into a punch bowl, over a large piece of ice, and when ready to serve add one pint of Seltzer water.
To one quart of blackberry juice and one quart of grape juice add four and one half pounds of sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved, and bring to boiling point. Strain through a jelly bag or fine sieve, and when cool add one pint of lemon syrup. Pour into punch bowl over a block of ice. A few blackberries may be added.
To one quart bottle of loganberry juice add a handful of fresh mint. Steep for two hours and then strain. Add a quart of Apollinaris and serve with raspberries and a sprig of mint in each glass.
Mix one half pound of preserved ginger cut in small pieces, a cupful of sugar, and two quarts of water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and let stand for half an hour. Put over fire and simmer for fifteen minutes. To serve, add three table-spoonfuls of the syrup to a glass of loganberry juice and cracked ice.
Put two tablespoonfuls of wild cherry syrup into a glass, add four dashes of acid phosphate and fill up with soda water. Stir well.
Mix two tablespoonfuls of pineapple syrup with one tablespoonful of cherry syrup and one tablespoonful of orange syrup. Add crushed ice, soda water, and one half teaspoonful of acid phosphate. Stir well.
Break an egg into a shaker, add three tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup and one teaspoonful of acid phosphate. Add cracked ice and enough soda water to fill a glass. Shake well and pour into a tall glass. A grating of nutmeg may be added.
Add the white of one egg to three tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup, one tablespoonful of ginger syrup, and four tablespoonfuls of vanilla ice cream. Shake well, pour into a glass, and add a little nutmeg.
Break an egg into a shaker and add three table-spoonfuls of cherry syrup, a dash of ginger extract, and a dash of acid phosphate. Shake, strain into a tall glass, and add a little cracked ice and soda water.