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Elder Wine No 2

(Wines, Cordials, Liqueurs, &c.) - (The Lady's Own Cookery Book)

To a gallon of water put a quarter of a peck of berries, and three

pounds and a half of Lisbon sugar. Steep the berries in water forty

hours; after boiling a quarter of an hour, strain the liquor from the

fruit, and boil it with the sugar till the scum ceases to rise. Work it

in a tub like other wines, with a small quantity of yest. After some

weeks, add a few raisins, a small quantity of brandy, and some cloves.

The above makes a sweet mellow wine, but does not taste strong of the


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