1878 American and other drinks


"To be merry and wise"is a very good motto,and should be ever in our mind. We know perfectly well that in hot weather ardent spirits absorb and assimulate all the liquid thatis left in the fevered frame, and it is to be regretted that in England there is no common use ofsuch a harmless mixture as orgeat,or those pleasant,innocent beverages with which the Italians, in their cool arcades, consume long hours. When people are very hot they will drink, and the discussion of the subject may help to make drinks more wholesome. The simple use of the lemon, with really pure ice, is the one good which America has given us. We say the use of the lemon instead oflemonade,because cheap lemonade is often a mixture #f impure water and chemical acid. The best thing of all for preventing the ills of hot weather is probably to abstain altogether from any iced drinks; but, in the opinion of the thirsty, the remedy would be worse than the disease.—From the Globe newspaper.


LEMONADE. Use large tumbler.

The juice of half a lemon; one and a half table-spoonful of sugar; two or three pieces of orange; one table-spoonful of rasp berry or strawberry syrup. Fill the tumbler half full of chipped ice, the balance with water. Dash with port wine, and ornament with fruits in season.

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