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Little Book of Cocktails, Cordials and…

Little Book of Cocktails, Cordials and Elixirs (Duchess of Northumberland)

by The Duchess of Northumberland

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0750956313, Hardcover)

Featuring some of the oldest recipes for cocktails and cordials ever recorded, this gift book combines cocktail making and history Combining the fascinating archive of the first Duchess of Northumberland with the expertise of the present Duchess and creator of the famous Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, Jane, this unique compilation of historical cocktails, cordials, and elixirs has been taken from the vast store of letters and papers in the Alnwick archive. They reveal delicious recipes for cocktails, cordials, and elixirs long forgotten, including Rhubarb Champagne, Alnwick Rum, Hot Gin, and Aphrodisiac Elixir. The collection is brought fully up to date by the present Duchess of Northumberland with the inclusion of her famous Deadly Jane cocktail.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:42 -0400)

Found in the archive at Alnwick Castle, this little book features some of the oldest recipes for cocktails and cordials ever recorded. As well as tasting delicious, many of them have health-giving properties to treat everyday ailments such as asthma, weakness, balm and lip salve. To make Raspberry Wine: Take ripe Raspberries bruise them with the back of a spoon, strain them, and fill a Bottle with the Juice stop it but not very close, and set it by 4 or 5 Days: then pour it off from the Dregs, and add thereto as much Rhenish or White Wine, as the Juice will well colour; that done sweeten your Wine with Loaf Sugar, and bottle it up for Use.… (more)

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