1904 A book of beverages..
Mint Cordial PICK leaves from the tender sprigs of the Mint, and put into Brandy from four to eight hours. If it remains too long, it will be bitter. Strain, taking care not to bruise the leaves. If not strong enough, repeat next day with fresh Mint. Make a rich, thick syrup by boiling Sugar and Water, removing scum and clarifying with beaten white of Egg. Add to liquor, and bottle.
FOUR quarts of Checkerberries. Four quarts of Jamaica Rum.
Six pounds of Sugar. Two quarts of Water. Put all together in demijohn, and let stand at least three months.
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