Imperial Drink for Families
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: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Two ounces of cream of tartar, the juice and peel of two or three lemons, and half a pound of coarse sugar. Put these into a gallon pitcher, and pour on boiling water. When cool. it will be fit for use.