Curacoa Cordials

I

Curacoa orange peel.. 6 ounces

Cinnamon.......... 3/4 ounce

Mace............... 2.5 drachms

Alcohol............ 3.5 pints

Water.............. 4.5 pints

Sugar.............. 12 ounces

Mix the first three ingredients and reduce them to a coarse powder, then mix with the alcohol and 4 pints of water and macerate for 8 days with an occasional agitation, express, add the sugar and enough water to make a gallon of finished product. Filter clear.

II

Curacoa or bitter orange peel....... 2    ounces

Cloves............. 80    grains

Cinnamon.......... 80    grains

Cochineal.......... 60    grains

Oil of orange (best). . 1    drachm

Orange-flower water. 0.5 pint

Holland gin......... 1    pint

Alcohol. . . . ......... 2    pints

Sugar.............. 3    pints

Water, q. s......... 1    gallon

Reduce the solids to a coarse powder, add the alcohol and macerate 3 days. Then add the oil, gin, and 3 pints of water and continue the maceration for 8 days more, agitating once a day, strain and add sugar dissolved in balance of the water. Then add the orange-flower water and filter.

Kola Cordial

Kola nuts, roasted and powdered..... 7 ounces

Cochineal powder.... 30 grains

Extract of vanilla.... 3 drachms

Arrac.............. 3 ounces

Sugar.............. 7 pounds

Alcohol............. 6 pints

Water, distilled...... 6 pints

Macerate kola and cochineal with alcohol for 10 days, agitate daily, add arrac, vanilla, and sugar dissolved in water. Filter.

Ktimmel Cordials

I

Oil of caraway...... 30 drops

Oil of peppermint.... 3 drops

Oil of lemon........ 3 drops

Acetic ether......... 30 drops

Spirit of nitrpus ether 30 drops

Sugar.............. 72 ounces

Alcohol............ 96 ounces

Water.............. 96 ounces

Dissolve the oils and ethers in the alcohol, and the sugar in the water. Mix and filter.

II

Oil of caraway......   20 drops

Oil of sweet fennel.. .     2 drops

Oil of cinnamon.....     1 drop

Sugar..............   14 ounces

Alcohol............     2 pints

Water..............     4 pints

Prepare as in Formula I.

Orange Cordials

Many of the preparations sold under this name are not really orange cordials, but are varying mixtures of uncertain composition, possibly flavored with orange. The following are made by the use of oranges:

I

Sugar...... 8 avoirdupois pounds

Water..... 2.75 gallons

Oranges.. . . 15

Dissolve the sugar in the water by the aid of a gentle heat, express the oranges, add the juice and rinds to the syrup, put the mixture into a cask, keep the whole in a warm place for 3 or 4 days, stirring frequently, then close the cask, set aside in a cool cellar and draw off the clear liquid.

II

Express the juice from sweet oranges, add water equal to the volume of juice obtained, and macerate the expressed oranges with the juice and water for about 12 hours. For each gallon of juice, add 1 pound of granulated sugar, grape sugar, or glucose, put the whole into a suitable vessel, covering to exclude the dust, place in a warm location until fermentation is completed, draw off the clear liquid, and preserve in well-stoppered stout bottles in a cool place.

III

Orange wine suitable for "soda" purposes may be prepared by mixing 3 fluidounces of orange essence with 13 fluidounces of sweet Catawba or other mild wine. Some syrup may be added to this if desired.

Rose Cordial

Oil of rose, very best.. 3 drops

Palmarosa oil........ 3 drops

Sugar.............. 28 ounces

Alcohol............. 52 ounces

Distilled water, q. s . . 8 pints

Dissolve the sugar in the water and the oils in the alcohol; mix the solutions, color a rose tint, and filter clear.

Spearmint Cordial

Oil of spearmint..... 30 drops

Sugar.............. 28 ounces

Alcohol............. 52 ounces

Distilled water, q. s .. 8 pints

Dissolve the sugar in the water and the oil in the alcohol mix the two solutions, color green, and filter clear.

Absinthe

I

Oil of wormwood... 96 drops

Oil of star anise... 72 drops

Oil of aniseed..... 48 drops

Oil of coriander. .. 48 drops

Oil of fennel, pure. 48 drops

Oil of angelica root........... 24 drops

Oil of thyme...... 24 drops

Alcohol (pure) .... 162 fluidounces

Distilled water. ... 30 fluidounces

Dissolve the oils in the alcohol, add the water, color green, and filter clear.

II

Oil of wormwood. . 36 drops

Oil of orange peel. 30 drops

Oil of star anise. .. 12 drops

Oil of neroli petate. 5 drops

Fresh oil of lemon. 9 drops

Acetic ether...... 24 drops

Sugar............. 30 avoirdupois

ounces Alcohol, deodorized 90 fluidounces

Distilled water.... 78 fluidounces

Dissolve the oils and ether in the alcohol and the sugar in the water; then mix thoroughly, color green, and filter clear.