Source: Steve Stroud (email@example.com)
Issue #839, 3/9/92
According to Reliable Receipts, an 1889
compilation of recipes from the
Ladies of the Central Congregational Church in Newtonville, MA, when it
comes to beverages, the lemon "surpasses all other fruits." This fizzy
concoction is "reminiscent of a light beer (to keep the gentlemen happy)
without containing any demon alcohol."
Good luck (maybe this could be turned into a real beer by replacing the
sugar with malt).
Ingredients: (for 1 gallon)
- 2 large lemons (about 12 ounces total)
- 1 gallon, water
- 2 cups, sugar
- 1 cake, fresh yeast
Slice the lemons thinly. Heat the water to 110 degrees F. in a large
stockpot. Remove from the heat, add the lemon slices and remaining
ingredients and stir to dissolve the sugar and yeast. Cover and set
aside at room temperature overnight. Serve over ice.