2 tablespoonfuls of syrup to a tumbler-ful of cold water.

  1. 2 lbs. of loaf sugar
  2. 2 pints of water
  3. 1 oz. of citric acid
  4. 12 drachm of essence of lemon
  • Boil the sugar and water together for 1/4 hour
  • Put it into a basin, where let it remain till cold
  • Beat the citric acid to a powder, mix the essence of lemon with it
  • Add these two ingredients to the syrup
  • Mix well, and bottle for use

  • Two tablespoonfuls of the syrup are sufficient for a tumbler of cold water, and will be found a very refreshing summer drink.

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

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