Monday, December 7, 2009

Joe Tilden's Champagne Cups

From "Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures", 1907. Major Joseph Tilden was in his time one of the most famous Bohemians and epicureans of the Pacific Coast.

Champagne Cup I

Pour on a sliced cucumber one pint of sherry and one-half pint of brandy. Grate the rind of two lemons over a little sugar. Add it to the mixture with the juice of one lemon and the juice of three oranges, half a pint of Curacao, two bottles of seltzer, three bottles of apollinaris and three bottles of champagne. Sweeten to taste and ice well.

Champagne Cup II

Mix together two tablespoonfuls of sugar, the juice and shaved peel of a lemon, a few slices of cucumbers, one wine glass of Curacao, one quart of apollinaris and one quart of champagne. Pour over a block of ice in a punch bowl.

Champagne Cup III

Rub three ounces of sugar on lemon peel and put in a punch bowl with the juice of four lemons, one quart of apollinaris, and one quart of orgeat. Beat this well. Then add one pint of brandy, half a glass of Jamaica rum and a glass of Maraschino. Strain into a bowl of ice and just before serving, pour in three quarts of champagne.

Champagne Cup IV

Two tablespoonfuls of sugar rubbed on the peel of a lemon and mixed with the juice of half a lemon, three slices of pineapple, one wine glass each of Maraschino and brandy and a quart each of apollinaris and champagne. Ice well.

Champagne Cup V

Rub two ounces of sugar over the peel of an orange. Mix with it the juice of an orange, two wine glasses of sherry, one wine glass of Maraschino, and a quart each of apollinaris and champagne. Add a few slices of cucumber and plenty of ice.

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