This section is from the book "On Uncle Sam's Water Wagon; 500 Recipes For Delicious Drinks, Which Can Be Made At Home", by Helen Watkeys Moore . Also available from Amazon: On Uncle Sam's Water Wagon.
Pit two quarts ripe cherries and mash. Bring to boiling point two pounds of sugar and two quarts of water, and boil ten minutes. Add the cherries, the juice of two lemons and one orange. Strain and chill. Serve with fresh cherries.
Mix one pint of fresh cherry juice with two quarts of plain syrup, add one teaspoonful of essence of bitter almonds and one teaspoonful of citric acid. Put four tablespoonfuls of the syrup into a glass and fill up with soda water. Add a spoonful of vanilla ice cream. Put a cherry in each glass.
Add the juice of half a lemon to three table-spoonfuls of cherry syrup and half a glass of carbonated water. Stir well and strain into a tall glass. Stir in a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and fill up with carbonated water using the syphon.
Fill a glass one third full of cracked ice, pour over four tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup and a teaspoonful of lime juice. Add a tablespoonful of grated pineapple and fill up the glass with Apollinaris. Add slices of fresh pineapple or orange.
Fill a glass one half full of cracked ice, pour over four tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup and the strained juice of half a lemon. Fill up the glass with ice-cold water. Decorate with a cherry and serve with straws.
Fill a glass one half full of cracked ice, pour over two tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup, and enough grape juice to fill glass. Serve with straws.
Mix well with cracked ice, three tablespoonfuls of cherry syrup and one tablespoonful of lemon juice. When thoroughly chilled strain into glass one third full of cracked ice. Add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda. Stir well and decorate with slices of orange or lemon and a cherry.
Break an egg into a shaker, add four tablespoon-fuls of cherry juice or syrup and one teaspoonful of powdered sugar. Shake well and strain into a glass adding hot water. Decorate with cherries and a slice of lemon.
Cook enough peaches to make two cups of juice and drain through a jelly bag. Make a syrup of the juice with one cup of sugar or honey. Add one ounce of tartaric acid. Stir well and bottle. To serve, add two tablespoonfuls of syrup to three fourths of a glass of water. Stir in a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and drink while foaming. Apricot Pop may be made the same way.
Mix four tablespoonfuls of peach syrup with three fourths of a pint of orange syrup and one half pint of vanilla syrup. Add one pint of cream. Put two tablespoonfuls of the syrup in a tall glass and fill up with carbonated water, or cold milk may be used to make a milk shake.
Mix two tablespoonfuls of peach syrup with one tablespoonful each of grape juice and pineapple syrup. Pour into a glass one half full of cracked ice and add milk to fill glass. Stir well and serve with straws.