This section is from the book "The Manufacture Of Liquors, Wines, And Cordials, Without The Aid Of Distillation", by Pierre Lacour. Also available from Amazon: Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials, Without the Aid of Distillation.
Clean proof spirit, one hundred gallons; refined sugar, dissolved in five gallons of water, fifty pounds; tincture grains of paradise, half a gallon; powder catechu, five ounces; sulphuric acid two ounces: Jamaica rum, five gallons; acetic acid, ten ounces; ten drops oil of cinnamon, dissolved in alcohol.
Whiskey, one hundred gallons; refined sugar, dissolved in four gallons of water, thirty pounds; sulphuric acid, two ounces; oil of cinnamon, ten drops, dissolved in alcohol; acetic ether, ten ounces; Jamaica rum, five gallons. Mix.
These liquors can be colored, if desired. The
New Orleans rum is usually transparent; the same proportions as for other liquors, using cochineal and burnt sugar.
Tartaric acid, five pounds; refined sugar, on hundred pounds; oil of lemon, four drachms; put them into an eighty gallon cask, and add water ten gallons; rumage until the sugar and acid are dissolved, then add proof rum, twenty gallons; water, thirty-five gallons; coloring, one quart fine with twelve eggs; if twelve oranges, and five ounces of bitter almonds be added, it will improve the flavor.
Sugar, two hundred pounds, dissolved in fifty gallons of water; add rum, thirty gallons; oranges sliced, twelve; two dozen sliced lemons; cassia bruised, half an ounce; cloves bruised, half an ounce; bitter almonds, eight ounces; tincture of the grains of paradise, and as much tartaric acid as may be necessary to give it the required acidity; let it stand for a week, and fine with twenty eggs, shells yellows, and whites.
Holland Gin. - Clean spirit, one hundred gallons; one and a half ounces of juniper oil, dissolved in half a glass of alcohol; half an ounce angelic essence; filter twenty gallons of the clean spirit through starch, this is to give the whole mass a body.
Clean spirit, one hundred gallons; refined sugar, forty pounds; add, after dissolving in a few ounces of alcohol, two ounces oil of juniper; oil of coriander, half an ounce: nitric ether, four ounces; dissolve the sugar in four gallons of water, and mix the ingredients with the spirit.
Clean spirit, one hundred gallons; three gallons honey, and twenty pounds sugar, dissolved in five gallons water; two ounces oil of juniper, dissolved as above, and spirit of vanilla six ounces; bruised bitter almonds, one pound; digest the almonds in two gallons of the spirit for forty-eight hours, then strain and mix.
The clean spirit contemplated in these formulas, is spirit of about the strength of common proof spirit, containing, say from forty-three to forty-nine per cent, of alcohol.
Clean whiskey, one hundred gallons, oil of juniper, two ounces, dissolved in three ounces of alcohol; a few drops of turpentine are sometimes added.
Clean whiskey, one hundred gallons; two ounces oil of juniper, dissolved in two ounces of alcohol; nitric ether, twelve ounces.