To every quart of good vinegar, put two quarts of raspberries: let them stand for 24 hours; drain them off through a sieve, but do not squeeze them; add the same quantity of raspberries to the strained vinegar a second time; letting them stand as before. Drain and add a third quantity; when you have drained the fruitoff a third time, measure the liquor into a stone covered-jar, and to each pint of juice add a pound of lump sugar: Set the jar in a pot of boiling water, and let the vinegar boil for ten minutes, sitrring it to mix the sugar well through; when cold, bottle it for use. It is all the better for standing for some months before being used.
A cheaper sort might be made with fine moist sugar, or with crushed sugar, but must be well scummed. Raspberry vinegar make an excellent fever drink, a small quantity being mixed in a tumbler of cold water.
It is very refreshing in hot weather, and is made in considerable quantities by those who have wild raspberries growing near the clearings, and plenty of sugar at command. Origin: The Canadian Settler's Guide, written in 1855. Shared by: Sharon Stevens.
Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 03-28-95
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