March 26, 2010

19th Century Drinkin'


Sangaree is a mixure of clear, cold water and wine, porter, or ale, sweetened in glasses with lumps of loaf sugar, and crowned lightly with grated nutmeg. A very good proportion is two measures of water to one of spirits. In warm weather, a small lump of ice in each glass improves it.

From The Kentucky Housewife by Lettice Bryan (1839)

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