Doctors advocate the use of cider; it is very wholesome, and served in this way is most refreshing.

Required: One quart of good cider. Half a wineglass of sherry. Two bottles of soda-water. Two inches of cucumber. One ounce of castor sugar. A sprig of mint.

Slice the cucumber thinly, put it in a jug with the sugar and mint; then pour in the sherry, cider, and soda-water. Cover the jug, and place it in ice, or in a very cold place, and leave it for about two hours. Then strain out the mint and cucumber, and serve it as cold as possible.

Cost, is. 2d.