Recipes for Beverages

BEVERAGES.

“The cup that cheers, but not inebriates.”

“Polly, put the kettle on.”

COOLING DRINK FOR INVALIDS.  MRS. RETTA LUCAS.

Two teaspoonfuls arrow root wet with a little cold water, three
tablespoonfuls white sugar, juice of half a lemon, and a small piece
of rind; stir quickly while you fill a quart pitcher with boiling
water.  This is a cooling and nutritious drink for the sick.

RASPBERRY VINEGAR.  MRS. E. S.

To nine quarts of mashed berries, add one quart of good vinegar; let
stand from four days to a week; then squeeze out the juice.  Add one
quart of sugar to each quart of juice.  Boil fifteen minutes; then
bottle tightly.

CHOCOLATE.  MRS. W. E. THOMAS.

Scrape fine two ounces (two squares) unsweetened chocolate.  Use
Walter Baker & Co.s No. 1 chocolate.  Put into a granite ware pan, add
a small cup or sugar, a pinch of salt, and two tablespoons of hot
water; let this boil, stirring it constantly, until it is smooth and
glossy, like a caramel; then add one large pint of good rich milk, and
one pint of hot water; let this come to a boil, stirring constantly;
add a tablespoon of corn starch dissolved in a little cold milk or
water.  When this boils, serve at once, with whipped cream, flavored
with a little vanilla.

If you cannot have the whipped cream, pour your chocolate from one
pitcher into another, or beat with a whisk until frothy.  If you have
to use skimmed milk, take more milk and less water.  Never omit the
salt, as it is very essential to the flavor.

COFFEE.  EUGENE DE WOLFE.

Allow one tablespoonful to each cupful.  Moisten with whole or half
well beaten egg; pour on half pint cold water; let this come to
boiling point; then fill up with boiling water.  Stop up the nose of
the coffee pot, and let stand on stove fifteen to twenty minutes.

INVALID COFFEE.  MRS. S. A. POWERS.

Three cups warm water, one cup baking molasses.  Take as much fresh,
new bran as this will moisten (not wet); mix thoroughly, and brown in
oven exactly like coffee, and to this two pounds of mixed ground Rio
and Java coffee; then stir in three well beaten eggs.  You will have
about ten quarts of mixture when done.

FOR USING.–Take one tablespoonful of this mixture to a cup of boiling
water; let boil from fifteen to twenty minutes.