Summer Beverages from 1922

Here are two recipes for summer beverages from the Woman’s World Calendar Cookbook, 1922.


Iced Coffee with Orange

The rind and juice of 2 oranges
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 quart coffee
1/2 cup light cream
Whipped cream, optional

Peel the rind of the orange thinly, cook it for 10 minutes in the water, add the sugar and allow it to dissolve.

When cold, mix with the coffee, chill thoroughly, and at serving time add half a cup of light cream and orange juice.

Remove the orange rind before serving and put a spoon of whipped cream on top of each glass or cup.

Grape Juice and Orange Mint Julep

6 or 8 mint leaves
2 cups grape juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cup orange juice
Crushed ice

Bruise the mint leaves. Pour the grape juice over them and allow the two to steep together for at least 30 minutes.

Boil together the sugar and 1 cup of the water. Add this with the orange juice and the remaining cup of water to the grape juice mixture. Pour into glasses which have been half filled with crushed ice. Put a sprig of fresh mint in each glass and serve.




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