Cordial Orange Water

Take one dozen and a half of the highest coloured and thick-rinded

oranges; slice them, and put them into two pints of Malaga sack, and one

pint of the best brandy. Take cinnamon, nutmegs, ginger, cloves, and

mace, of each one quarter of an ounce bruised, and of spearmint and balm

one handful of each; put them into an ordinary still all night, pasted

up with rye paste. The next day, draw them with a slow fire, and keep a

wet cloth upon the neck of the still; put the loaf sugar into the glass

in which it drops.