This section is from the book "A Treatise On Beverages or The Complete Practical Bottler", by Charles Herman Sulz. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Beverages.
Various mead extracts are offered. Compound one as follows: - oil of lemon, one-half ounce; oil of cloves, one drachm; oil of cinnamon, one drachm; oil of nutmeg, one-half drachm; oil of pimento (allspice) fifteen drops; oil of sassafras, twenty drops; oil of ginger, one-half drachm. Cut the oils with pumice and sugar, dissolve in eight or sixteen ounces of alcohol and dilute by degrees with an equal amount of water; clarify.