2 cups granulated sugar 4-6 drops true oil of wintergreen, or 1/2 cup water 3 drops oil of peppermint

Boil sugar and water rapidly for 5 m. after they begin to boil, add the flavoring and remove from the fire. Stir briskly until the mixture begins to thicken and to have a whitish appearance, then drop on to a cold tin dish, oiled paper or a marble slab as fast as possible, in as large or small lozenges as desired. If the mixture hardens too rapidly, set the dish in a pan of hot water. Do not place the lozenges so close that they will run together. The wintergreen drops may be tinted pink with fruit color.