Ingredient: cream of tartarAlso Known As: Potassium bitartrate, potassium hydrogen tartrate What it is: Additive
A byproduct of winemaking, it crystallizes in wine casks during the fermentation of grape juice, and can precipitate out of wine in bottle. This crude form (known as beeswing) is collected and purified to produce the white, odorless, acidic powder used for many culinary and other household purposes. Used as a binder in hot drinks and to stabilize and emulsify beaten egg whites.
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: rumWhat it is: Rum
Put two ounces of cream of tartar, and the juice and parings of two lemons, into a stone jar; pour on them seven quarts of boiling water, stir and cover close. When cold, sweeten with loaf-sugar, and straining it, bottle and cork it tight. This is a very pleasant liquor, and very wholesome; but from the latter consideration was at one time drank in such quantities as to become injurious. Add, in bottling, half a pint of rum to the whole quantity.