Instantaneous Beer

Put to a pint and a half of water four tea-spoonsful of ginger, a

table-spoonful of lemon-juice--sweeten it to the taste with syrup or

white sugar, and turn it into a junk bottle. Have ready a cork to fit

the bottle, a string of wire to tie it down, and a mallet to drive in

the cork. Then put into the bottle a heaping tea-spoonful of the

super-carbonate of soda, cork it immediately, tie it down, then shake

the whole up well, cut the string, and the cork will fly out. Turn it

out, and drink immediately.