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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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Mrs. Dalgairns’s Recipe


  • juice from the birch tree, 3
  • sugar
  • raisins
  • almonds
  • crude tartar


To every gallon of juice from the birch tree, three pounds of sugar, one pound of raisins, half an ounce of crude tartar, and one ounce of almonds are allowed; the juice, sugar, and raisins are to be boiled twenty minutes, and then put into a tub, together with the tartar; and when it has fermented some days, it is to be strained, and put into the cask, and also the almonds, which must be tied