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.
"Have you sent to the apothecary for sufficient quantity of cream of tartar to make lemonade? You know I die if I have not everything in the highest style."
Colman (The Elder), Man and Wife.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon over two table-spoonfuls of sugar, remove the seeds and add one cup of boiling water. Cover until cool, then strain. Chill thoroughly, and serve with a slice of lemon or orange in a tall thin glass.
Take the juice of two lemons and pour over four tablespoonfuls of sugar. When the sugar is thoroughly dissolved add one quart of water and cracked ice.
Wash and peel three lemons very thin and put the peelings in a jug with four tablespoonfuls of sugar. Pour over them one quart of boiling water, and when cool add to the strained juice of the lemons.
Mix one fourth glass of grape juice with a glass of plain lemonade, and serve with cracked ice.
Pour enough ice-cold lemonade into a glass to nearly fill it, and add very carefully grape juice to fill the glass.
Put one half teaspoonful of whole allspice, one half teaspoonful of whole cloves, and a small piece of stick cinnamon in a quart of cold water, and let come to a boil. Strain, and chill. Mix this with a lemonade made of the juice of four lemons, four tablespoonfuls of sugar, and a quart of water. Serve with cracked ice and lemon slices decorated with whole cloves.
Mix the juice of half a lemon with one table-spoonful of sugar. Fill up the glass with hot water.
Put into a pitcher six lemons peeled and sliced very thin, with alternate layers of sugar. Chill thoroughly in ice box and when ready to serve add a quart of ice water and a big piece of ice.
Pour the juice of one lemon into a tall glass, adding one and one half teaspoonfuls of powdered sugar, and then fill the glass three quarters full of ice-cold Seltzer or Apollinaris. Stir thoroughly, add one half teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda, and serve while it is foaming. This mixture is a gentle laxative and is very refreshing before breakfast.
Mix the juice of one lemon with two table-spoonfuls of sugar. Add three fourths of a cup of cold water, and when thoroughly chilled add one fourth teaspoonful of soda. Stir briskly and serve.
Mix the juice of one half a lemon with one and one half tablespoonfuls of sugar. When the sugar is dissolved add cracked ice and a bottle of plain soda water.