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(Cocktails) [Wetton, W.]. The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's and Licensed Victualler's Guide

Full title: The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's and Licensed Victualler's Guide; containing the history theory and practice of manufacturing wines foreign and domestic, malt liquors, cider, perry, vinegar, spirits, liqueurs, essences, cordials & compounds...by a Practical Man. ix, [1], 256 pp. Frontis. steel engraving of a vintner and his assistant tasting from a barrel. Original blindstamped dark green cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Fifth Edition. London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1838.

A rare and important work, originally published in 1826, containing recipes and advice for making all kinds of cocktails, shrubs, wines, etc. The recipe for a brandy shrub reads as follows: "Oranges and lemons four each, loaf sugar two pounds, rub the sugar on the fruit till the whole of the yellow rind is taken off; then add one gallon of brandy, allow the sugar to dissolve in the spirit, mix and add one pint of orange juice, one pint of lemon juice, and two quarts of water that has been boiled and stood to cool."Heavy foxing to frontis., else very good, with contemporaneous owner's handwritten recipe notes to rear flyleaf.



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