To make Elder Wine

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The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy

By Hannah Glasse

Published 1747

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Pick the Elderberries when full ripe, put them into a Stone-Jar, and set them in the Oven, or a Kettle of boiling Water, till the Jar is hot through; then take them out and strain them through a coarse Cloth, wringing the Berries, and put the Juice into a clean Kettle: To every Quart of Juice, put a Pound of fine Lisbon Sugar, let it boil, and skim it well. When it is clear and fine, pour it into a Jarr; when cold, cover it close, and keep it till you make Raisin Wine; then when you tun your Wine, to every Gallon of Wine, put Half a Pint of the Elder-syrup.