Time: To be boiled 1/2 hour; to ferment 3 or 4 days; to remain in the cask 2 months.

  1. To every gallon of water allow
    • 3 lbs. of lump sugar
    • the rind of 2 lemons
    • the juice of 1 lemon
    • the rind and juice of 1 Seville orange
    • 1 gallon of cowslip pips
  2. To every 4-1/2 gallons of wine allow 1 bottle of brandy
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  • Boil the sugar and water together for 1/2 hour, carefully removing all the scum as it rises
  • Pour this boiling liquor on the orange and lemon-rinds, and the juice, which should be strained
  • When milk-warm, add the cowslip pips or flowers, picked from the stalks and seeds
  • To 9 gallons of wine 3 tablespoonfuls of good fresh brewers' yeast
  • Let it ferment 3 or 4 days; then put all together in a cask with the brandy
  • Let it remain for 2 months, when bottle it off for use

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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