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.
The Formulas I., II., III. and IV. yield no perfectly water-soluble tinctures; in order to make them entirely miscible with aqueous liquids they are for our purposes best prepared with a mixture of half alcohol and half water; if not, the soluble essence must be prepared by gradually adding to Formula I., III. and IV. one third, to Formula II. one-half their volume (bulk) of water, shaking and clarifying them with powdered pumice stone as directed on page 662.