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November 10, 2004

Mocha Milk Punch

1 quart coffee ice cream, divided
2 cups strong coffee, chilled & divided
2 cups milk, divided
1/2 cup bourbon, divided
1/2 cup light rum, divided
1/2 cup creme de cacao, divided
Additional coffee ice cream
Sifted cocoa (optional)

Combine hald of all ingredients, except additional ice cream, in container of an electric blender; process until smooth. Repeat procedure with remianing ingredients, except additional ice cream. Pour punch into chilled bowl and top with scoops of addiotnal coffee ice cream. Sprinkle with softed cocoa, if desired. Yeild: about 3 quarts.

Orange Blush

2 (6 ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate thawed & undiluted
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup sugar
1 (28 ounce) club soda, chilled
Crushed Ice

Combine orange juice concentrate, cranberry juice cocktail, and sugar in a serving pitcher; stir well to dissolve sugar. Chill throughly. Stir in chilled club soda just before serving. Pour over crushed ice in glasses & serve. Yeild: 12 servings.

January 30, 2007

Raspberry Acid

This is another handwritten recipe found in my old cookbook that dates 1824. This receipe is certainly Victorian in age. I haven't run across this recipe on the web as of yet.

12 pounds of Raspberries
5 oz of Tartaric Acid
2 quarts of water
Let it remain 24 hours and run it through a sieve taking care not to bruise the fruit. To each pint of clear liquor put 1 1/2 lbs of loaf sugar pounded. Stir it frequently and let it be bottled when the sugar is dissolved. The whole process to be cold. Not be corked for a week.

NOTE: Most of us do not have Tartaric Acid in our kitchens but you can purchase it just the same and still for food consumption. I found a cheese supply website selling it here.

April 14, 2007

Marilla Cuthbert's Raspberry Cordial

What was Diana Berry's favorite beverage from Anne of Green Gables? Why it was Raspberry Cordial! So here is a recipe for Raspberry Cordial taken from an Almanac of 1892.

Raspberry Cordial
Crush one pound of raspberries and store into them on quart of water and the juice of two oranges; add a sliced lemon, cover, and let the mixture stand two hours, then strain, and add one pint of sugar. Cool on ice before serving. Cherry or grape cordial may be made in the same way.

You could try the cherry or grape using the above method, but if you have a lot of blackberries on hand you can try this recipe:

Blackberry Cordial
Crush ripe blackberries, and to each gallon of juice add one quart of boiling water; let it stand twenty-four hours, stirring it a few times; strain , and add two pounds of sugar to each gallon of liquid; put in jugs and cork tightly.

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