Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: eggWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: gingerWhat it is: Spice
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: yeastWhat it is: Additive
Alcoholic beverages are defined as beverages that contain ethanol (C2H5OH). This ethanol is almost always produced by fermentation - the metabolism of carbohydrates by certain species of yeast under anaerobic or low-oxygen conditions. Beverages such as wine, beer, or distilled spirits all use yeast at some stage of their production.
Ingredient: isinglassWhat it is: Additive
Boil twelve pounds and a half of lump-sugar for twenty minutes in ten gallons of water; clear it with the whites of six eggs. Bruise half a pound of common ginger, boil with the liquor, and then pour it upon ten lemons pared. When quite cold, put it in a cask, with two table-spoonfuls of yeast, the lemons sliced, and half an ounce of isinglass. Bung up the cask the next day; it will be ready in two weeks.