Homemade Almond Shrub (Jagendorf) Recipe

Miscellaneous Untried Recipes

This is from a collection of recipes from books I own, but which I haven't myself tried yet. However, you can have faith that at least the authors themselves have tried them, so they're not deadly or anything.

From Folk Wines, Cordials & Brandies, by M.A. Jagendorf:

I heard of an almond shrub in England; it is a wonderful drink.

Put into gallon or half-gallon jar the spirits, lemon peel, orange juice, and sugar. Now take the essence of bitter almonds (you can use any amount you please) and add it to the glass of milk. Mix thoroughly and pour into the jar. Cover, put in a warm place (65-70 degrees fahrenheit), and keep it there until the milk has curdled. This takes from one to three hours. Then filter through filter paper and bottle. Rest it for two weeks before drinking it.

Units of measurement (unless stated otherwise)
1 cup = 8 ounces = 236ml
1 quart = 32 ounces = 944ml
1 tbsp (tablespoon) = 1/2 ounce = 15ml
1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml
1 tsp (teaspoon) = 1/6 ounce = 5ml
1 pint = 16 ounces = 472ml

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