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Cowslip Cordial

Drinks
Historic

Cowslip peeps (flowers) steeped in brandy and ale, with spices, then distilled (Moxon 1764)


Original Receipt in 'English Housewifry' by Elizabeth Moxon, 1764 (Moxon 1764)

333. To make CORDIAL WATER of COWSLIPS.
Take two quarts of cowslip peeps, a slip of balm, two sprigs of rosemary, a stick of cinnamon, half an orange peel, half a lemon peel, a pint of brandy, and a pint of ale; lay all these to steep twelve hours, then distil them on a cold still.




Cowslips from 'A Book of Fruits and Flowers', 1653



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