I

The following is Eugene Dieterich's formula for Spiritus vini Gallici artificialis:

Tincture of gall-apples........... 10 parts

Aromatic tincture... 5 parts

Purified wood vinegar............. 5 parts

Spirit of nitrous ether 10 parts

Acetic ether........ 1 part

Alcohol, 68 per cent. 570 parts

Distilled water..... 400 parts

Mix, adding the water last, let stand for several days, then filter.

II

The Münchener Apotheker Verein has adopted the following formula for the same thing:

Acetic acid, dilute, 90 per cent....... 4 parts

Acetic ether........ 4 parts

Tincture aromatic . . 40 parts

Cognac essence..... 40 parts

Spirit of nitrous ether............ 20 parts

Alcohol, 90 per cent.5,000 parts

Water, distilled.....2,500 parts

Add the acids, ethers, etc., to the alcohol, and finally add the water. Let stand several days, and, if necessary, filter.

III

The Berlin Apothecaries have adopted the following as a magistral formula:

Aromatic tincture.. . 4 parts

Spirit of nitrous ether............ 5 parts

Alcohol, 90 per cent. 1,000 parts

Distilled water, quantity sufficient to make.........2,000 parts

Mix the tincture* and ether with the alcohol, add the water and for every ounce add one drop of tincture of rhatany.

Of these formulas the first is to be preferred as a close imitation of the taste of the genuine article. To imitate the color use burnt sugar.