Sugar Sirup

4 cups sugar

4 cups water

Boil sugar and water together for ten minutes. Pour into clean hot jars and seal. This sirup may be kept on hand and used as needed.


No. 1.

6 lemons

3 cups water

1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar sirup

Squeeze the juice from the fruit. Mix well with the sirup and water. Serve very cold.

No. 2.

6 lemons

4 cups water

1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar

Squeeze the juice from the lemons and mix with the water and sugar. See that the sugar is well dissolved.


Limeade is made in the same way as lemonade, using limes instead of lemons and a little more sweetening. This is even more refreshing than lemonade in summer.


4 oranges 1 lemon

1 to 1 1/2 cups sirup 3 cups water

Follow directions for lemonade given on the preceding page.

Pineapple Orangeade

4 oranges 1 pineapple

1 quart boiling water Sugar or sirup

Add the juicy parts of the pineapple, shredded, to the orange-juice. Pour the water over the fruit and sweeten to taste. Cover and set aside to cool. Strain and serve iced. Blood oranges will give the mixture an attractive pink color.

Ginger Ale Punch

Juice of 4 lemons 1 pint grape-juice

Sugar or sirup to taste 1 quart ginger ale

Mix fruit-juices and sugar or sirup. Just before serving, add ginger ale.

Ginger Punch

1 quart water 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup chopped Canton ginger

1/4 cup ginger sirup 1 cup orange-juice 1/4 cup lemon-juice 1 quart charged water

Boil water, sugar, ginger and ginger sirup for twenty minutes. Cool. Add fruit-juices and charged water gradually.

Grape Juice Punch

1 cup sugar sirup 1 pint water Juice of 3 lemons

Juice of 1 orange 1 pint grape-juice

Mix ingredients in order given. Chill and serve.

Lemon Punch

Juice of 6 lemons Juice of 3 oranges 1 quart water

1/2 cup mashed strawberries 1/2 cup crushed pineapple

Mix fruit-juice, sweeten to taste with sirup, add water and crushed fruit. Garnish with very thin slices of orange.

Paradise Island Punch

1/2 cup sirup 1 quart pineapple-juice Juice of 2 oranges Juice of 1 lemon

Juice of 1/2 grapefruit 1/2 cup crushed pineapple 1/2 cup crushed strawberries

Proceed as for lemon punch.

Raspberry Punch

1 lemon

1 cup raspberries

1 cup currants

1 pint boiling water

1 cup sugar

1 cup tea infusion

Crush fruit and strain through a cloth. Without taking the pulp from the cloth, put it into another dish and pour the boiling water over it. Drain off, but do not squeeze or it will be muddy. Add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Cool thoroughly before adding the fruit-juice and tea.

Veranda Punch

Juice of 3 lemons Juice of 2 oranges 1/2 cup sugar sirup

1 cup tea infusion

1 pint ginger ale

1 pint charged water

Mix fruit-juice and sugar sirup. Add the hot tea. Cool, and, when ready to serve, add ginger ale and charged water. Thin slices of lemon and orange may be used for a garnish.