Required: A large grape-fruit.
One gill each of sherry, water, and any kind of fruit syrup. Four ounces of loaf sugar. The juice of one lemon. One or two bananas. A small bunch of black grapes. A few strawberries and raspberries. A dozen or more cherries. (Sufficient for about six.)
Put the sherry, water, syrup, and sugar in a saucepan, and boil them until the syrup will form a thread between the finger and thumb. Let it get cold, then add the strained juice of the lemon and the prepared fruits. Cut a neat slice off the top of the grape-fruit, and hollow out the inside, cutting the fruit into neat cubes, and adding it to the salad. Arrange the salad in the grape-fruit, heaping it up well; fix the lid in place, arrange on some pretty leaves on a dish, and serve.
Cost, about 2s. 6d.