This section is from the "Elixirs And Flavoring Extracts. Their History, Formulae, & Methods of Preparation" book, by John Uri Lloyd. Also available from Amazon: Elixirs and flavoring extracts,: Their history, formulae, and methods of preparation;
Scammony, 2 drachms.
Diluted alcohol, 8 fluidounces. Heat and set fire to the spirit, and add
Sugar, 4 troyounces. When it has dissolved, extinguish the flame and add
Syrup of violets, 2 fluidounces. (GUIBOURT.)